foster-mother


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Noun1.foster-mother - a woman who is a foster parent and raises another's child
foster parent, foster-parent - a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child
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I am her foster-mother, and should know--the best young lady in the world,' said Mrs Varden.
As the nurse and foster-mother of our Oedipus shall greet
And every tale was told in the even, passionless voice of the native-born, mixed with quaint reflections, borrowed unconsciously from native foster-mothers, and turns of speech that showed they had been that instant translated from the vernacular.