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the cradle of sth

literary
the place where something started: Fossil records indicate that Africa was the cradle of early human evolution. the cradle of civilization
Translations of “the cradle of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) …的搖籃, …的發源地,…的發祥地…
in Chinese (Simplified) …的摇篮, …的发源地,…的发祥地…
(Definition of the cradle of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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