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foster mother

noun
1.
a woman who takes the place of a mother in raising a child.
2.
a nurse.
Origin of foster mother
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English
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  • The two lads separated, and Jack turned to his foster mother.

    Young Captain Jack Horatio Alger and Arthur M. Winfield
  • Jeanne hugged her foster mother in a transport of joy and affection.

    A Little Girl in Old Detroit Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • I ask because my foster mother had her head smashed just exactly like yours.

    Mother Maksim Gorky
  • And, my dear, love us all as truly as you loved your foster mother.

    The Girls at Mount Morris Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • But Saint Ailbe would look about him at his foster mother and his brothers and would laugh contentedly.

  • I told him that I was offering it as a token of affection to my foster mother.

    Nobody's Boy Hector Malot
British Dictionary definitions for foster mother

foster mother

noun
1.
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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