Definition of mother country noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    mother country

    BrE BrE//ˈmʌðə kʌntri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌðər kʌntri//
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  1. 1the country where you or your family were born and which you feel a strong emotional connection with
  2. 2the country that controls or used to control the government of another country
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mother country