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 for Queen consort
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Queen \Queen\, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n
     wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel.
     kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See Quean.]
     1. The wife of a king.
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     2. A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a female
        monarch; as, Elizabeth, queen of England; Mary, queen of
        Scots.
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              In faith, and by the heaven's quene.  --Chaucer.
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     3. A woman eminent in power or attractions; the highest of
        her kind; as, a queen in society; -- also used
        figuratively of cities, countries, etc. " This queen of
        cities." " Albion, queen of isles." --Cowper.
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     4. The fertile, or fully developed, female of social bees,
        ants, and termites.
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     5. (Chess) The most powerful, and except the king the most
        important, piece in a set of chessmen.
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     6. A playing card bearing the picture of a queen; as, the
        queen of spades.
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     Queen apple. [Cf. OE. quyne aple quince apple.] A kind of
        apple; a queening. "Queen apples and red cherries."
        --Spenser.
  
     Queen bee (Zool.), a female bee, especially the female of
        the honeybee. See Honeybee.
  
     Queen conch (Zool.), a very large West Indian cameo conch
        ({Cassis cameo). It is much used for making cameos.
  
     Queen consort, the wife of a reigning king. --Blackstone.
  
     Queen dowager, the widow of a king.
  
     Queen gold, formerly a revenue of the queen consort of
        England, arising from gifts, fines, etc.
  
     Queen mother, a queen dowager who is also mother of the
        reigning king or queen.
  
     Queen of May. See May queen, under May.
  
     Queen of the meadow (Bot.), a European herbaceous plant
        ({Spir[ae]a Ulmaria). See Meadowsweet.
  
     Queen of the prairie (Bot.), an American herb ({Spir[ae]a
        lobata) with ample clusters of pale pink flowers.
  
     Queen pigeon (Zool.), any one of several species of very
        large and handsome crested ground pigeons of the genus
        Goura, native of New Guinea and the adjacent islands.
        They are mostly pale blue, or ash-blue, marked with white,
        and have a large occipital crest of spatulate feathers.
        Called also crowned pigeon, goura, and Victoria
        pigeon.
  
     Queen regent, or Queen regnant, a queen reigning in her
        own right.
  
     Queen's Bench. See King's Bench.
  
     Queen's counsel, Queen's evidence. See King's counsel,
        King's evidence, under King.
  
     Queen's delight (Bot.), an American plant ({Stillinqia
        sylvatica) of the Spurge family, having an herbaceous
        stem and a perennial woody root.
  
     Queen's metal (Metal.), an alloy somewhat resembling pewter
        or britannia, and consisting essentially of tin with a
        slight admixture of antimony, bismuth, and lead or copper.
        
  
     Queen's pigeon. (Zool.) Same as Queen pigeon, above.
  
     Queen's ware, glazed English earthenware of a cream color.
        
  
     Queen's yellow (Old Chem.), a heavy yellow powder
        consisting of a basic mercuric sulphate; -- formerly
        called turpetum minerale, or Turbith's mineral.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consort \Con"sort\ (k[o^]n"s[^o]rt), n. [L. consore, -sortis;
     con- + sors lot, fate, share. See Sort.]
     1. One who shares the lot of another; a companion; a partner;
        especially, a wife or husband. --Milton.
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              He single chose to live, and shunned to wed,
              Well pleased to want a consort of his bed. --Dryden.
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              The consort of the queen has passed from this
              troubled sphere.                      --Thakeray.
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              The snow-white gander, invariably accompanied by his
              darker consort.                       --Darwin.
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     2. (Naut.) A ship keeping company with another.
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     3. Concurrence; conjunction; combination; association; union.
        "By Heaven's consort." --Fuller. "Working in consort."
        --Hare.
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              Take it singly, and it carries an air of levity;
              but, in consort with the rest, has a meaning quite
              different.                            --Atterbury.
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     4. [LL. consortium.] An assembly or association of persons; a
        company; a group; a combination. [Obs.]
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              In one consort' there sat
              Cruel revenge and rancorous despite,
              Disloyal treason, and heart-burning hate. --Spenser.
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              Lord, place me in thy consort.        --Herbert.
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     5. [Perh. confused with concert.] Harmony of sounds; concert,
        as of musical instruments. [Obs.] --Milton.
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              To make a sad consort';
              Come, let us join our mournful song with theirs.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     Prince consort, the husband of a queen regnant.
  
     Queen consort, the wife of a king, as distinguished from a
        queen regnant, who rules alone, and a queen dowager,
        the window of a king.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  queen consort
      n 1: the wife of a reigning king

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