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.
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Origin of earth mother
First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for earth mother
(in various mythologies)
- a female goddess considered as the source of fertility and life
- the earth personified
informal a sensual or fecund woman
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