queen + -like
queenlike (comparative more queenlike, superlative most queenlike)
- Resembling a queen (female monarch) or some aspect of one; regal, majestic.
- (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.