mother superior


noun, plural mother superiors, mothers superior.

the head of a Christian religious community for women.

Nearby words

  1. mother of the chapel,
  2. mother of vinegar,
  3. mother ship,
  4. mother shipton,
  5. mother spleenwort,
  6. mother teresa,
  7. mother tongue,
  8. mother wit,
  9. mother yaw,
  10. mother's boy

Origin of mother superior

First recorded in 1905–10

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mother superior

noun plural mother superiors or mothers superior

the head of a community of nuns
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