mother country(redirected from mother countries)
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1. The country of one's birth or one's ancestors.
2. The country from which the settlers of a territory originally came.
1. the country of one's birth or ancestry.
2. the country of origin of settlers or colonists in a place.
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|Noun||1.||mother country - the country where you were born|
country, land, state - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
old country - the country of origin of an immigrant