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earth mother

n.
1. A goddess or female spirit representing the earth as the giver of life; a fertility goddess.
2. A woman combining maternal and sensual qualities.
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earth mother

n
1. (European Myth & Legend) (in various mythologies)
a. a female goddess considered as the source of fertility and life
b. the earth personified
2. informal a sensual or fecund woman
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earth′ moth`er


n. (often caps.)
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.
[1900–05]
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Earth Mother

Also known as the Great Mother, this is a deity worshiped by some modern witches.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.earth mother - the earth conceived of as the female principle of fertility
earth goddess, earth-goddess - a goddess of fertility and vegetation
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