earth-mother

earth mother

noun
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.
Also, Earth Mother.


Origin:
1900–05

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earth mother
 
n
1.  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-mother
1904, folkloric spirit of the earth, conceived as sensual, maternal; a transl. of Ger. erdmutter.
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