matron

Part of speech: noun

A married woman; mother; housekeeper.

Part of speech: noun

Matronage.

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Usage examples "matron":

  1. When Helen came out, the agency blacksmith was carrying her suitcase, and the matron, Mrs. Ryers, had her arm about the girl's waist, for friends are quickly made in the West's lonely places. - "Mystery Ranch", Arthur Chapman.
  2. The good woman of the house treated us with tea and sweetmeats, and afterwards withdrew, like a civil experienced matron as she was. - "The Adventures of Roderick Random", Tobias Smollett.
  3. The matron melted a little. - "Jane Journeys On", Ruth Comfort Mitchell.