Mother Goose


noun

the fictitious author of a collection of nursery rhymes first published in London (about 1760) under the title of Mother Goose's Melody.
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Mother Goose


noun

the imaginary author of the collection of nursery rhymes published in 1781 in London as Mother Goose's Melody

Word Origin for Mother Goose

C18: translated from French Contes de ma mère l'Oye (1697), title of a collection of tales by Charles Perrault (1628–1703), French author
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