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Definition 1: a card game using a pack of cards from which one queen has been removed; players match cards and the player holding the unmatched queen at the end of the game is the loser (or `old maid') - [noun denoting act]

(old maid is a kind of ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 2: an elderly unmarried woman - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for old maid in the sense of this definition

(old maid is a kind of ...) a woman who is not married

Definition 3: the loser in a game of old maid - [noun denoting person]

(old maid is a kind of ...) a contestant who loses the contest

Definition 4: commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for old maid in the sense of this definition

(old maid is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(... is a member of old maid) small genus of erect annual or perennial herbs native to Madagascar; widely naturalized in the tropics; formerly included in genus Vinca

Definition 5: any of various plants of the genus Zinnia cultivated for their variously and brightly colored flower heads - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for old maid in the sense of this definition

(old maid is a kind of ...) a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms

(... is a kind of old maid ) subshrub with slender woolly stems and long narrow leaves and flower heads with white rays; southern United States and northern Mexico

(... is a kind of old maid ) subshrub having short leafy stems and numerous small flower heads with nearly round yellow-orange rays; Arizona south to Mexico and east to Kansas

(... is a member of old maid) genus of annual or perennial plants of tropical America having solitary heads of brightly colored flowers

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