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mother-of-thousands

[ muhth-er-uhv-thou-zuhndz ]
/ ˈmʌð ər əvˈθaʊ zəndz /
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noun, plural moth·er-of-thou·sands.(used with a singular or plural verb)

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Origin of mother-of-thousands

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for mother-of-thousands

mother-of-thousands

noun

a S European perennial creeping plant, Linaria cymbalaria, having small pale blue or lilac flowers
a saxifragaceous plant, Saxifraga sarmentosa or S. stolonifera, having white flowers and creeping red runners
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