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Plantagenet

[plan-taj-uh-nit]
noun
  1. a member of the royal house that ruled England from the accession of Henry II in 1154 to the death of Richard III in 1485.
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  • "Let me get you some more, Miss Massereene," says Plantagenet.

    Molly Bawn

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

  • "Plantagenet, my dear, I didn't believe it was in you," says Cecil.

    Molly Bawn

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

  • "I really think they're all jealous of me," goes on Plantagenet, greatly fortified.

    Molly Bawn

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

  • "Never mind him, Plantagenet; do go on," exclaims Cecil, impatiently.

    Molly Bawn

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

  • He was the grandchild of a Plantagenet, and a representative of the White Rose.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor

    W. Llewelyn Williams.


British Dictionary definitions for plantagenet

Plantagenet

noun
  1. a line of English kings, ruling from the ascent of Henry II (1154) to the death of Richard III (1485)
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Word Origin

C12: from Old French, literally: sprig of broom, with reference to the crest of the Angevin kings, from Latin planta sprig + genista broom
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