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earth mother

noun, often capitalized E&M

Simple Definition of earth mother

  • : a woman who takes care of other people and has qualities that are associated with being a mother in a traditional culture where people live in a simple and natural way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of earth mother

  1. 1 :  the earth viewed (as in primitive theology) as the divine source of terrestrial life

  2. 2 :  an embodiment of the female principle of fertility :  a nurturing maternal woman

1902

First Known Use of earth mother

1902


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