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[plan-taj-uh-nit] /plænˈtædʒ ə nɪt/
a member of the royal house that ruled England from the accession of Henry II in 1154 to the death of Richard III in 1485. Unabridged
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  • Of course he should have the gift of the gab, and that Plantagenet hasn't got.

    The Prime Minister Anthony Trollope
  • It was said, a few years ago, that a Plantagenet was a butcher in a suburb of London.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • It was not long before he observed several boats, crowded with men, leave the Plantagenet and row toward him.

  • Murray, with Archy Gordon, had come on board the Plantagenet.

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • The Duke comes for one week in the year, and Plantagenet says he hates to do that.

    Can You Forgive Her? Anthony Trollope
  • "Plantagenet, my dear, I didn't believe it was in you," says Cecil.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • The whiskers of a roturier, my good Lankin, grow as long as the beard of a Plantagenet.

    The Christmas Books William Makepeace Thackeray
  • "I really think they're all jealous of me," goes on Plantagenet, greatly fortified.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for Plantagenet


a line of English kings, ruling from the ascent of Henry II (1154) to the death of Richard III (1485)
Word Origin
C12: from Old French, literally: sprig of broom, with reference to the crest of the Angevin kings, from Latin planta sprig + genista broom
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