Definition of king of beasts in English:

king of beasts

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noun

chiefly literary
The lion.
More example sentences
  • Lions and tigers may be the kings of beasts, but they face common poverty in the Yangpu District Zoo.
  • The king of beasts may soon be dethroned, as conflicts between African lions and humans contribute to the big cats' population decline.
  • And as we leave, echoes of the roar of the king of beasts lingers in the still air over proud and deserted ruins of Hampi.

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