plural of matriarch
as in matrons
a dignified usually elderly woman of some rank or authority even though she was 87, the matriarch of the family knew everything that was going on

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“Matriarchs.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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