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English definition of “mother”

mother

noun [C]     /ˈmʌðər/
A1 your female parent : a single mother My mother and father are divorced .Family relations in generalNames people call their close relatives
Mother the title of an important nun (= woman who lives in a female religious group ): Mother Teresa → See also surrogate motherMonks and nuns
(Definition of mother noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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