[ muhth -er-uh v-thou-zuh ndz ]
/ ˈmʌð ər əvˈθaʊ zəndz /
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
Words nearby mother-of-thousands
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British Dictionary definitions for mother-of-thousands
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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