Definition of virgin queen in English:

virgin queen

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noun

  • 1An unfertilized queen bee.
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    • African virgin queens are more successful fighters, too, which gives them a significant advantage if they encounter other virgin queens in the colony.
    • Although most drone bees are in fact as useless as clergy, at least one of them does perform an important function - fertilizing a virgin queen bee and engendering a new colony.
    • The bees raise the virgin queens until mature at which time the beekeeper transfers them into a small hive called a nucleus.
  • 2 (the Virgin Queen) Queen Elizabeth I of England, who died unmarried.

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