motherland

noun moth·er·land \ ˈmə-t͟hər-ˌland \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of motherland

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

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First Known Use of motherland

1565

motherland Synonyms

Synonyms
cradle, home, mother country, birthplace
Related Words
hometown; Blighty [chiefly British], country, nativity, old country, roots

MOTHERLAND Defined for English Language Learners

motherland

noun

Definition of motherland for English Language Learners

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



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