- a queen dowager who is mother of a reigning sovereign.
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The Saint then took a cloud and sailed away on it to the palace of the Queen-Mother.
They picked up their baskets and told the Queen-Mother what had happened to them.
A month ago a courier was dispatched to him by the Queen-Mother.St. Martin's Summer
The queen-mother lifted her from the floor, and tenderly embraced her.
The queen-mother could not have been surprised at this avowal.
- the widow of a former king who is also the mother of the reigning sovereign