monarch

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A monarch butterfly.

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Latin monarchia, from Ancient Greek μονάρχης (monarchēs), variant of μόναρχος (monarchos, sole ruler), from 'μόνος (monos, only) + ἀρχός (archos, leader).

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monarch (plural monarchs)

  1. The ruler of an absolute monarchy or the head of state of a constitutional monarchy.
    • 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act II, Scene II, line 25.
      Never was monarch better fear'd and lov'd / Than is your Majesty.
  2. The monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, found in North America, so called because of the designs on its wings.

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A monarch can have any of the following titles:

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Hyphenation: mo‧narch

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monarch m (plural monarchen, diminutive monarchje n)

  1. monarch