Definition of motherland
1 : mother country 1
2 : a country regarded as a place of origin (as of an idea or a movement)
Examples of motherland in a Sentence
for many oenophiles, France remains the motherland of fine wines
all his life he longed to return to his motherland
Recent Examples of motherland from the Web
Matria means motherland, and the speaker rebuilds home through her mother's memories and through her own infrequent visits.
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First Known Use of motherland
MOTHERLAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of motherland for English Language Learners
: the country where you were born or where your family came from
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