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birthplace

[burth-pleys] /ˈbɜrθˌpleɪs/
noun
1.
place of birth or origin.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; birth + place
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  • Each fish returns to its birthplace, and the diversity of these nurseries is what produces variance within the species.
  • People cannot allow themselves to be victimized by the ignorance of their birthplace.
  • He knows what spot this is: the birthplace of their country.
  • Researchers have long wondered whether migratory birds return to their birthplace to breed.
  • Seven cities claimed the honor of being his birthplace.
  • At the same time, he believes it's vital that government supports basic research, the birthplace of ideas.
  • Many citizens agreed that it was a sad moment for the birthplace of democracy.
  • Copycat cereal manufacturers popped up overnight, and the town became the birthplace of the cereal industry.
  • Learn more about the continent on which life began, the birthplace of all humanity.
  • The visitor center's first floor and the birthplace cottage are accessible to persons with disabilities.
British Dictionary definitions for birthplace

birthplace

/ˈbɜːθˌpleɪs/
noun
1.
the place where someone was born or where something originated
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Word Origin and History for birthplace
n.

also birth-place, c.1600, from birth (n.) + place (n.).

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