Mother Nature

noun

Definition of Mother Nature 

: nature personified as a woman considered as the source and guiding force of creation

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1551, in the meaning defined above

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Mother Nature

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Mother Nature

—used to refer to the natural world as if it were a woman

Mother Nature

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Kids Definition of Mother Nature

: nature represented as a woman thought of as the guiding force behind natural events

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