Monarch

Definition of Monarch

Mon´arch
n.1.A sole or supreme ruler; a sovereign; the highest ruler; an emperor, king, queen, prince, or chief.
He who reigns
Monarch in heaven, . . . upheld by old repute.
- Milton.
2.One superior to all others of the same kind; as, an oak is called the monarch of the forest.
3.A patron deity or presiding genius.
Come, thou, monarch of the vine,
Plumpy Bacchus.
- Shak.
4.(Zool.) A very large red and black butterfly (Danais Plexippus); - called also milkweed butterfly and monarch butterfly.
a.1.Superior to others; preëminent; supreme; ruling.

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