foremother
noun Date: 1582 a female ancestor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Foremother — Fore moth er, n. A female ancestor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foremother — [fôr′muth΄ər] n. a female ancestor …   English World dictionary

  • foremother — /fawr mudh euhr, fohr /, n. a female ancestor. [1575 85; FORE + MOTHER1 on the model of FOREFATHER] * * * …   Universalium

  • foremother — noun a female ancestor …   Wiktionary

  • foremother — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person from whom one is descended: ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, father, forebear, forefather, mother, parent, progenitor. Archaic: predecessor. See KIN, PRECEDE …   English dictionary for students

  • foremother — n. female ancestor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foremother — fore•moth•er [[t]ˈfɔrˌmʌð ər, ˈfoʊr [/t]] n. cvb a female ancestor • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • foremother — noun a woman ancestor • Hypernyms: ↑ancestor, ↑ascendant, ↑ascendent, ↑antecedent, ↑root …   Useful english dictionary

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