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foster parent

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  1. a foster father or foster mother.
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Historical Examples

  • His first war was with the city of Alba Longa, the foster-parent of Rome.

    Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)

    Charles Morris

  • The various Orders all lay practically the same duties on the foster-parent.

  • Biochemistry came into being and, with Liebig as foster-parent, grew into modern Physiology.

  • Professor Lloyd Morgan was foster-parent to two moorhens which grew up in isolation from their kindred.

  • The cowbird hatched and reared by the sparrow, or the warbler, or the vireo does not sing the song of the foster-parent.

    Ways of Nature

    John Burroughs