motherland

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noun moth·er·land \ˈmə-thər-ˌland\

Definition of motherland

  1. 1 :  mother country 1

  2. 2 :  a country regarded as a place of origin (as of an idea or a movement)

Examples of motherland in a sentence

  1. <for many oenophiles, France remains the motherland of fine wines>

  2. <all his life he longed to return to his motherland>

1565

First Known Use of motherland

1565


MOTHERLAND Defined for English Language Learners

motherland

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noun moth·er·land \ˈmə-thər-ˌland\

Definition of motherland for English Language Learners

  • : the country where you were born or where your family came from



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