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earth mother

or Earth Mother

the earth conceived of as the female principle of fertility and the source of all life.
a female spirit or deity serving as a symbol of life or fertility.
a sensuous, maternal woman.
Origin of earth mother
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for earth mother
Historical Examples
  • Thus kept he his word to the earth mother, and gave her light, that she might see.

    In the Time That Was James Frederic Thorne
  • They had shamed the flesh, and blackened the face of the good earth mother.

  • As it lay so glutenous, the earth mother was also quickened to show sympathy.

    The Land of Look Behind Paul Cameron Brown
  • Man in his simplicity has called the sun father and the earth mother.

    Birds and Poets John Burroughs
  • Tiw is the god of honorable war, the son of Odin and Frigga, the earth mother.

  • And he may call on the earth mother to bear witness to his words, for she may, should he speak falsely, relieve herself of him.

  • Behind that hated armor he saw forms never again to be met on earth—mother, father, sister, brother.

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
  • Ceres, the earth mother, has been driving north and south, east and west.

British Dictionary definitions for earth mother

earth mother

(in various mythologies)
  1. a female goddess considered as the source of fertility and life
  2. the earth personified
(informal) a sensual or fecund woman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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