nursing mother

  1. a mother who is breast-feeding her baby

  2. a biblical name for foster mother

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How to use nursing mother in a sentence

  • England, on the other hand, was the pioneer of civilization, and the nursing-mother of missionary enterprise.

    Hyacinth | George A. Birmingham
  • The venison tasted deliciously, especially as the poor nursing mother was almost famished.

  • Often the love of pleasure brings with it this punishment to the nursing mother who neglects her maternal duties.

    The Physical Life of Woman: | Dr. George H Napheys
  • No nursing mother is safe whose breasts are not properly and daily emptied.

    The Physical Life of Woman: | Dr. George H Napheys
  • To the people who made this language the sea has been the "nursing mother."

    The Fleets Behind the Fleet | W. MacNeile (William MacNeile) Dixon