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foster–mother

noun

Definition of foster–mother

  1. British :  a device intended to foster young animals: such as a :  a completely enclosed movable heated house and attached run for starting young chicks without a hen b :  a many-nippled nursing bottle for feeding litters of puppies or pigs

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Origin and Etymology of foster–mother

foster mother (noun phrase) woman that feeds or brings up another's child, from Middle English foster moder, fostermoder, from Old English fōstormōdor; akin to Old Norse fōstrmōthir woman that feeds or brings up another's child; both from a prehistoric North Germanic-West Germanic compound whose first and second constituents respectively are represented by Old English fōstor food, feeding and by Old English mōdor mother — more at 1foster, mother


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foster–mother

transitive verb \"\

Definition of foster–mother

  1. :  to serve as the mother of foster-mother three little children — Dorothy C. Fisher

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Origin and Etymology of foster–mother

foster mother (noun phrase) woman that feeds or brings up another's child


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