/mahr"geuh rit, -grit/, n.
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning "pearl."

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(as used in expressions)
Frances Margaret Anderson
Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft
Atwood Margaret Eleanor
Bourke White Margaret
Brent Margaret
Margaret Tobin
Burbidge Eleanor Margaret
Eleanor Margaret Peachey
Cameron Julia Margaret
Court Margaret Smith
Margaret Smith
Drabble Margaret
Margaret Hookham
Fuller Sarah Margaret
Margaret Rumer Godden Haynes Dixon
Mariel Margaret Hamm
Laurence Margaret
Jean Margaret Wemyss
Leighton Margaret
Margaret of Antioch Saint
Margaret of Scotland Saint
Mead Margaret
Mitchell Margaret
Sanger Margaret
Margaret Higgins
Margaret Natalie Smith
Smith Margaret Chase
Margaret Madeline Chase
Florence Margaret Smith
Margaret of Navarra
Margaret of France
Thatcher Margaret Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven
Margaret Hilda Roberts

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▪ queen of Scotland
byname  The Maid Of Norway  
born 1282/83
died September 1290, in the Orkney Islands

      queen of Scotland from 1286 to 1290, the last of the line of Scottish rulers descended from King Malcolm III Canmore (ruled 1058–93).

      Margaret's father was Eric II, king of Norway; her mother, Margaret, a daughter of King Alexander III of Scotland (ruled 1249–86), died in 1283. Because none of Alexander III's other children were alive at the time of his death (March 1286), the Scottish lords proclaimed the infant Margaret as their queen. In 1290 her great-uncle, King Edward I of England, arranged a marriage between Margaret and his son Edward, later King Edward II of England. On the voyage from Norway to England, however, Margaret fell ill and died. Although the marriage treaty had specified that Scotland was to maintain its independence of England, Edward now proclaimed himself overlord of Scotland; the Scots resisted, and for more than 20 years Scotland suffered foreign domination and civil war.

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