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the cradle of sth

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