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matriarch (n.)

"mother or woman who heads a family or tribe," c. 1600, from matri- "mother, woman" + -arch, abstracted from patriarch, ultimately from Greek arkhein "to rule" (see archon).

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Definitions of matriarch from WordNet

matriarch (n.)
a female head of a family or tribe;
Synonyms: materfamilias
matriarch (n.)
a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons);
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