Meaning of “mother country” in the English Dictionary

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"mother country" in British English

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mother countrynoun [ S ]

uk /ˈmʌð.ə ˌkʌn.tri/ us /ˈmʌð.ɚ ˌkʌn.tri/

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.

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

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