queenlike

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

queen +‎ -like

Adjective[edit]

queenlike (comparative more queenlike, superlative most queenlike)

  1. Resembling a queen (female monarch) or some aspect of one; regal, majestic.
  2. (zoology) Resembling a queen (reproductive female animal) or some aspect of one.
    • 1991, Kenneth G Ross, Robert W Matthews, The social biology of wasps
      Although the laying workers functioned in a queenlike manner, they were unable to suppress ovarian development as effectively as the queen.

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