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Noun: poet laureate (poets laureate)
  1. A poet who is unofficially regarded as holding an honorary position in a particular group or region
    "she is the poet laureate of all lyricists"; "he is the poet laureate of Arkansas"
  2. The poet officially appointed to the royal household in Great Britain
    "the poet laureate is expected to provide poems for great national occasions"

Derived forms: poets laureate

Type of: laureate, poet

Encyclopedia: Poet laureate