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.

Nearby words

  1. earth closet,
  2. earth day,
  3. earth goddess,
  4. earth inductor compass,
  5. earth lodge,
  6. earth mover,
  7. earth pillar,
  8. earth resources technology satellite,
  9. earth return,
  10. earth science

Origin of earth mother

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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
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Word Origin and History for earth-mother



1904, folkloric spirit of the earth, conceived as sensual, maternal; a translation of German erdmutter.

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