foster mother

foster mother

noun
1.
a woman who takes the place of a mother in raising a child.
2.
a nurse.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English

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foster mother
 
n
a woman who looks after or brings up a child or children as a mother, in place of the natural or adoptive mother

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