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Elizabethan

adjective uk   /ɪˌlɪz.əˈbiː.θən/ us  
from the period when Queen Elizabeth I was the ruler of England (1558-1603)

Elizabethan

noun [C] uk   /ɪˌlɪz.əˈbiː.θən/ us  
a person living during this period: Sir Francis Drake was a famous Elizabethan.
Translations of “Elizabethan”
in Chinese (Traditional) (英國女王)伊莉莎白一世時代的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (英国女王)伊丽莎白一世时代的…
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