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Noun: matron  mey-trun
  1. A married woman (usually middle-aged with children) who is staid and dignified
  2. A wardress in a prison
  3. A woman in charge of nursing in a medical institution

Derived forms: matrons

Type of: adult female, married woman, nurse, sister [Brit], wardress, wife, wifey [informal], woman

Encyclopedia: Matron