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motherland

noun moth·er·land \ˈmə-thər-ˌland\

: the country where you were born or where your family came from

Full Definition of MOTHERLAND

2
:  a country regarded as a place of origin (as of an idea or a movement)
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Examples of MOTHERLAND

  1. <for many oenophiles, France remains the motherland of fine wines>
  2. <all his life he longed to return to his motherland>

First Known Use of MOTHERLAND

1565

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