noun, plural ma·dres [mah-th res; English mah-dreyz] /ˈmɑ ðrɛs; English ˈmɑ dreɪz/. Spanish.
- madonna and child,
- madonna lily,
- madras states,
- madre de dios,
Examples from the Web for madre
Over the next 30 years “Madre Antonia,” as she came to be known, transformed the atmosphere.
And Madre thinks—I know that, though she doesn't say anything.The Way of Ambition|Robert Hichens
The day before we left for the steamer he came with an offering of fruit and nuts for the boy and the madre and senoritas.Sixty Years of California Song|Margaret Blake-Alverson
Once the Madre de Deus was adorned with several della Robbia placques.Portuguese Architecture|Walter Crum Watson