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mother earth

  1. the earth regarded as the source of all animate and inanimate things.
  2. the land or soil.
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Origin of mother earth

First recorded in 1580–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • They remained, side by side, near the child whom mother-earth was taking back from them.


    Emile Zola

  • We may say "our father-land," but we always say "our mother-earth."

    The Family and it's Members

    Anna Garlin Spencer

  • What but the song of his old Mother-Earth, In her mighty humour of lust and mirth?

    Hawthorn and Lavender

    William Ernest Henley

  • A name of Cybele, wife of Saturn, and the Roman deity of mother-earth.

  • He felt then that mother-earth was truly receiving him into her kindly lap.

    The Scouts of Stonewall

    Joseph A. Altsheler