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royal Idioms & Phrases


Amercement royal

  • a penalty imposed on an officer for a misdemeanor in his office.
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Battle royal

  • noun a noisy riotous fight
    melee; scrimmage.
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  • . (a) A fight between several gamecocks, where the one that stands longest is the victor. Grose. (b) A contest with fists or cudgels in which more than two are engaged; a mêlée. Thackeray.
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Beast royal

  • the lion. Obs.
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Chant royal

  • F., in old French poetry, a poem containing five strophes of eleven lines each, and a concluding stanza. each of these six parts ending with a common refrain.
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coffee royal

  • noun black coffee with Cognac and lemon peel and sugar
    cafe royale.
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isle royal national park

  • noun a national park on an island in Michigan; includes prehistoric iron mines
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Pair royal

  • (pl. Pairs Royal) three things of a sort; used especially of playing cards in some games, as cribbage; as three kings, three "eight spots" etc. Four of a kind are called a double pair royal. "Something in his face gave me as much pleasure as a pair royal of naturals in my own hand." Goldsmith. "That great pair royal of adamantine sisters [the Fates]." Quarles. Written corruptly parial and prial.
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Princess royal

  • noun the eldest daughter of a British sovereign
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  • the eldest daughter of a sovereign.
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quasi-royal

  • adjective satellite having the power but not the rank or title of a king
    • one of the quasi-royal rulers of Africa
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Rhyme royal

  • noun a stanza form having seven lines of iambic pentameter; introduced by Chaucer
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  • (Pros.), a stanza of seven decasyllabic verses, of which the first and third, the second, fourth, and fifth, and the sixth and seventh rhyme.
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royal academy

  • noun an honorary academy in London (founded in 1768) intended to cultivate painting and sculpture and architecture in Britain
    Royal Academy.
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royal academy of arts

  • noun an honorary academy in London (founded in 1768) intended to cultivate painting and sculpture and architecture in Britain
    Royal Academy.
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royal agaric

  • noun widely distributed edible mushroom resembling the fly agaric
    Amanita caesarea; Caesar's agaric.
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royal air force

  • noun the airforce of Great Britain
    RAF.
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Royal bay

  • (Bot.), the classic laurel (Laurus nobilis.)
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royal blue

  • noun a shade of blue tinged with purple
    purplish blue.
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royal brace

  • noun a brace to secure the royal mast
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royal canadian mounted police

  • noun the federal police force of Canada
    Mounties; RCMP.
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royal casino

  • noun a form of casino in which face cards have extra point values
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royal charter

  • noun a charter granted by the sovereign (especially in Great Britain)
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royal court

  • noun the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
    court.
  • noun the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state
    court.
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Royal eagle

  • . (Zoöl.) See Golden eagle, under Golden.
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royal family

  • noun royal persons collectively
    royal family; royalty; royal house.
    • the wedding was attended by royalty
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Royal fern

  • noun large deeply rooted fern of worldwide distribution with upright bipinnate compound tufted fronds
    French bracken; royal fern; Osmunda regalis; king fern; ditch fern.
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  • (Bot.), the handsome fern Osmunda regalis. See Osmund.
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royal flush

  • noun a poker hand with the ace, king, queen, jack, and 10 all in the same suit
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royal house

  • noun royal persons collectively
    royal family; royalty; royal house.
    • the wedding was attended by royalty
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royal jelly

  • noun a secretion of the pharyngeal glands of bees that is fed to very young larvae and to bees destined to be queens
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royal line

  • noun royal persons collectively
    royal family; royalty; royal house.
    • the wedding was attended by royalty
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Royal mast

  • noun topmast immediately above the topgallant mast
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  • (Naut.), the mast next above the topgallant mast and usually the highest on a square-rigged vessel. The royal yard and royal sail are attached to the royal mast.
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Royal metal

  • an old name for gold.
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royal national eisteddfod

  • noun an eisteddfod with competitions in music and drama and poetry and the fine arts
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royal osmund

  • noun large deeply rooted fern of worldwide distribution with upright bipinnate compound tufted fronds
    French bracken; royal fern; Osmunda regalis; king fern; ditch fern.
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Royal palm

  • noun tall feather palm of southern Florida and Cuba
    Roystonea regia.
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  • (Bot.), a magnificent West Indian palm tree (Oreodoxa regia), lately discovered also in Florida.
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Royal pheasant

  • . See Curassow.
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royal poinciana

  • noun showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
    flamboyant; flame tree; Poinciana regia; peacock flower; Delonix regia.
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Royal purple

  • noun a shade of purple tinged with red
    reddish purple.
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  • an intense violet color, verging toward blue.
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royal road

  • noun an auspicious way or means to achieve something
    • the royal road to success
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royal society

  • noun an honorary English society (formalized in 1660 and given a royal charter by Charles II in 1662) through which the British government has supported science
    Royal Society.
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royal society of london for improving natural knowledge

  • noun an honorary English society (formalized in 1660 and given a royal charter by Charles II in 1662) through which the British government has supported science
    Royal Society.
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royal stag

  • noun stag with antlers of 12 or more branches
    royal.
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royal tennis

  • noun an ancient form of tennis played in a four-walled court
    real tennis; court tennis.
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Royal tern

  • (Zoöl.), a large, crested American tern (Sterna maxima).
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Royal tiger

  • . (Zoöl.) See Tiger.
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Royal touch

  • the touching of a diseased person by the hand of a king, with the view of restoring to health; formerly extensively practiced, particularly for the scrofula, or king's evil.
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royal velvet plant

  • noun Javanese foliage plant grown for their handsome velvety leaves with violet-purple hairs
    purple velvet plant; Gynura aurantiaca; velvet plant.
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spur-royal

Spur"-roy`al noun
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  1. A gold coin, first made in the reign of Edward IV., having a star on the reverse resembling the rowel of a spur. In the reigns of Elizabeth and of James I., its value was fifteen shillings. Written also spur-rial, and spur-ryal.
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