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mother lode

noun

Simple Definition of mother lode

  • : the place where the largest amount of gold, silver, etc., in a particular area can be found

Full Definition of mother lode

  1. 1 :  the principal vein or lode of a region

  2. 2 :  a principal source or supply

Examples of mother lode

  1. <the university has long been a mother lode of athletic talent, with many alumni joining the rarefied ranks of the professionals>



1863

First Known Use of mother lode

1863


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