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mother country

noun [S] uk   us  
the country where you were born or that you feel is your original home: Even though she hasn't lived in Spain for 50 years, she still calls it her mother country.
Translations of “mother country”
in Chinese (Traditional) 祖國…
in Chinese (Simplified) 祖国…
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