earth mother
noun Usage: often capitalized E&M Date: 1902 1. the earth viewed (as in primitive theology) as the divine source of terrestrial life 2. an embodiment of the female principle of fertility ; a nurturing maternal woman

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • earth mother — n. [also E M ] 1. the planet earth regarded, as in mythology, as the source of all life 2. any buxom, sensuous woman who is inclined to mother others …   English World dictionary

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  • earth-mother — (n.) 1904, folkloric spirit of the earth, conceived as sensual, maternal; a translation of Ger. erdmutter …   Etymology dictionary

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  • earth mother — 1. the earth conceived of as the female principle of fertility and the source of all life. 2. a female spirit or deity serving as a symbol of life or fertility. 3. a sensuous, maternal woman. Also, Earth Mother. [1900 05] * * * ▪ religion… …   Universalium

  • earth mother — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms earth mother : singular earth mother plural earth mothers a woman who prefers natural methods and styles of living and likes to look after people, for example by cooking meals for them …   English dictionary

  • earth mother — earth′ moth er n. (often caps.) 1) the earth conceived of as the female principle of fertility and the source of all life 2) myt a female spirit or deity serving as a symbol of life or fertility 3) a sensuous, maternal woman • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

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  • Earth Mother — noun The Great Goddess of the Earth and fertility …   Wiktionary

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