- the earth regarded as the source of all animate and inanimate things.
- the land or soil.
Origin of mother earth
First recorded in 1580–90
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Examples from the Web for mother earth
They remained, side by side, near the child whom mother-earth was taking back from them.Fruitfulness
We may say "our father-land," but we always say "our mother-earth."The Family and it's Members
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What but the song of his old Mother-Earth, In her mighty humour of lust and mirth?Hawthorn and Lavender
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A name of Cybele, wife of Saturn, and the Roman deity of mother-earth.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described
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He felt then that mother-earth was truly receiving him into her kindly lap.The Scouts of Stonewall
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