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poet laureate

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
in the UK, a poet given a special position by the king or queen, who is asked to write poems about important public occasions: that most illustrious Poet Laureate, Alfred Lord Tennyson
Translations of “poet laureate”
in Chinese (Traditional) (英國)桂冠詩人…
in Chinese (Simplified) (英国)桂冠诗人…
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