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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emperor  \Em"per*or\,  n.  [OF.  empereor,  empereour  F.  empereur 
  L.  imperator,  fr  imperare  to  command;  in  in  +  parare  to 
  prepare,  order  See  {Parade},  and  cf  {Imperative}, 
  {Empress}.] 
  The  sovereign  or  supreme  monarch  of  an  empire;  --  a  title  of 
  dignity  superior  to  that  of  king;  as  the  emperor  of  Germany 
  or  of  Austria;  the  emperor  or  Czar  of  Russia. 
 
  {Emperor  goose}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  and  handsome  goose 
  ({Philacte  canagica}),  found  in  Alaska. 
 
  {Emperor  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  several  large  and  beautiful 
  bombycid  moths,  with  transparent  spots  on  the  wings;  as 
  the  American  Cecropia  moth  ({Platysamia  cecropia}),  and 
  the  European  species  ({Saturnia  pavonia}). 
 
  {Emperor  paper}.  See  under  {Paper}. 
 
  {Purple  emperor}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  strong  British 
  butterfly  ({Apatura  iris}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emperor 
  n  1:  the  male  ruler  of  an  empire 
  2:  red  table  grape  of  California 
  3:  large  moth  of  temperate  forests  of  Eurasia  having  heavily 
  scaled  transparent  wings  [syn:  {emperor  moth},  {Saturnia 
  pavonia}] 
  4:  large  richly  colored  butterfly  [syn:  {emperor  butterfly}] 




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