earth mother

noun, often capitalized E&M

Definition of earth mother

1 : the earth viewed (as in primitive theology) as the divine source of terrestrial life
2 : an embodiment of the female principle of fertility : a nurturing maternal woman

Examples of earth mother in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One’s a fancy reporter known by all the waitstaff at Le Bilboquet, the other’s a philanthropic earth mother. Marshall Heyman, Vulture, 19 May 2021 But in that telepathic moment between the sisters, Serena was not tennis’s earth mother. New York Times, 14 Feb. 2021 Fast Facts: Hawai’i also contains Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a name that honors Papahānaumoku and Wākea, the earth mother and the sky god. Tara Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Nov. 2020 An earth mother with an impenetrable aura of self-containment, she’s been deeply traumatized by her direct involvement in Perry’s death and her inability to share what happened with her husband and daughter. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 7 June 2019 Owned and operated by a warm, earth mother type named Rebecca Raspberry, who worked for 14 years at House of Ghandi, her father’s health food store in Chicago, Vibrations feels like equal parts lunch counter and social center. New York Times, 17 July 2019 The gods loom large throughout the story, from earth mother Asaka (charismatic Leslie Ivy) to Erzulie, goddess of love (kindly Natalie Oei). Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, 5 July 2019 The hostess with the mostest will relish in Hermes' set of fragrant orange-scented soaps and any multi-tasking earth mother will surely appreciate Tata Harper's curated edit of all-natural skincare products, chicly housed in a verdant vanity case. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, 9 Nov. 2018 There are shrines at the summits of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Haleakala, including those honoring the heavens, the earth mother and ancestors. Audrey Mcavoy, Fox News, 31 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of earth mother

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Earth mother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earth%20mother. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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