- a day, usually the second Sunday in May, set aside in honor of mothers.
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- US, Canadian, Australian and NZ the second Sunday in May, observed as a day in honour of mothers
- Also called: Mothering Sunday British and Southern African the fourth Sunday in Lent, when mothers traditionally receive presents from their children
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