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Mother Goose the imaginary author of a collection of eighteenth-century English nursery rhymes.
motherhood the state of being a female parent. [2 definitions]
Mother Hubbard a character in an eighteenth-century English nursery rhyme. [2 definitions]
Mothering Sunday (chiefly British) a holiday honoring mothers; Mother's Day.
mother-in-law the mother of a person's husband or wife.
motherland one's native or ancestral country.
mother lode the largest or richest vein of ore in a particular region.
motherly of, characteristic of, befitting, or like a mother. [2 definitions]
Mother Nature a personification of the force or principle that seems to regulate the physical universe.
mother-of-pearl the glossy hard iridescent substance that forms the inner surface of some shells and is commonly used in jewelry and inlaid decoration.
mother of vinegar see mother2.
Mother's Day a holiday to honor mothers, observed in the US, Canada, and the UK on the second Sunday in May.
mother superior (often caps.) the head of a Christian religious order for women.
mother tongue one's first or native language. [2 definitions]
mother wit inborn or natural intelligence or common sense.
motherwort any of a variety of weedy plants of the mint family that bear clusters of small pink or purple flowers.
mothproof not susceptible to damage caused by moth larvae. [2 definitions]
mothy infested by moths.
motif a distinct formal unit such as a design, theme, or musical phrase that may repeat in, dominate, characterize, or be a prominent feature of an aesthetic or decorative work. [2 definitions]
motile capable of independent motion. [2 definitions]
motion the process, manner, or instance of changing place; movement. [7 definitions]