Meaning of “the cradle of sth” in the English Dictionary

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"the cradle of sth" in British English

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the cradle of sth

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the place where something started:

Fossil records indicate that Africa was the cradle of early human evolution.
the cradle of civilization

(Definition of “the cradle of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)