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nursing mother

noun
  1. a mother who is breast-feeding her baby
  2. a biblical name for foster mother
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Historical Examples of nursing mother

  • This foundation is a nursing-mother of lay, as distinguished from religious, oratorios.

    "Stops"

    Paul Allardyce

  • (Thus) I alone am different from other men, but I value the nursing-mother (the Tao).

  • Oxford has always been a nursing-mother of polished satirists.

    Collections and Recollections

    George William Erskine Russell

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

    Hyacinth

    George A. Birmingham

  • The too good opinion man has of himself is the nursing-mother of all false opinions, both public and private.