queen of the prairie


queen of the prairie
a tall plant, Filipendula rubra, of the rose family, having branching clusters of pink flowers, growing in meadows and prairies.
[1850-55, Amer.]

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  • Queen of the prairie — Queen Queen, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Queen-of-the-prairie — may refer to: * Filipendula rubra , a plant * Spiraea lobata , a plant …   Wikipedia

  • queen of the prairie — ☆ queen of the prairie n. a perennial North American meadowsweet (Filipendula rubra), having small, peach colored flowers …   English World dictionary

  • queen of the prairie — an American perennial herb (Filipendula rubra) with ample clusters of pale pink flowers * * * a tall plant, Filipendula rubra, of the rose family, having branching clusters of pink flowers, growing in meadows and prairies. Also, queen of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • queen-of-the-prairie — queen of the prai·rie (kwēnʹəv thə prârʹē) n. A rhizomatous plant (Filipendula rubra) of the prairies and meadows of the eastern and central United States, having aromatic, pinnately compound leaves and showy panicles of small pink flowers. * * * …   Universalium

  • queen of the prairie — queen′ of the prai′rie n. pln a tall meadow plant, Filipendula rubra, of the rose family • Etymology: 1850–55, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Queen of the meadow — Queen Queen, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Queen — Queen, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the sovereign of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Queen apple — Queen Queen, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Queen bee — Queen Queen, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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