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motherland

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of motherland

  1. 1 a place of origin <for many oenophiles, France remains the motherland of fine wines> Synonyms cradle, home, mother country, birthplaceRelated Words hometown; Blighty [chiefly British], country, nativity, old country, roots

  2. 2 the land of one's birth, residence, or citizenship <all his life he longed to return to his motherland> Synonyms fatherland, home, homeland, mother country, country, sodRelated Words old country; community, neighborhood




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