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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: matrone, from Latin matrona, from mater 'mother'

matron

noun
     
Related topics: Education, School
ma‧tron [countable]
1 literary an older married woman
2 British English old-fashioned a nurse who is in charge of the other nurses in a hospital
3 British EnglishSES a woman who works as a nurse in a private school
4 American EnglishSCSE a woman who is in charge of women and children in a school or prison

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