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Cleopatra British & World English

(69-30 bc), queen of Egypt 47-30 bc, the last Ptolemaic ruler. After a brief liaison with Julius Caesar she formed a political and romantic alliance with Mark Antony. Their ambitions ultimately brought them into conflict with Rome, and she and Antony were defeated at the battle of Actium in 31 bc. She is reputed to have committed suicide by allowing herself to be bitten by an asp

Cleopatra New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(69–30 bc), queen of Egypt 47–30

cleopatra British & World English

A European butterfly related to the brimstone, with wings that vary from pale cream to orange-yellow

Cleopatra's Needles British & World English

A pair of granite obelisks erected at Heliopolis by Tuthmosis III circa 1475 bc. They were taken from Egypt in 1878, one being set up on the Thames Embankment in London and the other in Central Park, New York. They have no known historical connection with Cleopatra

Cleopatra VII in Cleopatra British & World English

(69-30 bc), queen of Egypt 47-30 bc, the last Ptolemaic ruler. After a brief liaison with Julius Caesar she formed a political and romantic alliance with Mark Antony. Their ambitions ultimately brought them into conflict with Rome, and she and Antony were defeated at the battle of Actium in 31 bc. She is reputed to have committed suicide by allowing herself to be bitten by an asp

Gonepteryx cleopatra in cleopatra British & World English

A European butterfly related to the brimstone, with wings that vary from pale cream to orange-yellow