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Definitiona usually elderly woman who is the leader of a group such as a family or tribe
- I have no doubt that Smeagol's grandmother was a matriarch, a great person in her way, but to talk of her possessing many Elven-rings was absurd, and as for giving them away, it was a lie.1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (65% in)
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