Etymology: From w:French language, Frenchcategory:French derivations matrone, w:Latin, Latin matrona, from mater (meaning mother).
- A wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children; a woman of staid or motherly manners.
- ''Your wives, your daughters, Your matrons, and your maids. w:Shakespeare, Shakespeare
- A housekeeper; especially, a woman who manages the domestic economy of a public institution; a head nurse in a hospital; as, the matron of a school or hospital.
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