Mother Goose rhyme

noun

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History and Etymology for Mother Goose rhyme

after Mother Goose, pretended author of Mother Goose's Melodies, a collection of nursery rhymes published in London, England, about 1760

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“Mother Goose rhyme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mother%20Goose%20rhyme. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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