mother of thousands

mother-of-thousands

[muhth-er-uhv-thou-zuhndz]
noun, plural mother-of-thousands. (used with a singular or plural verb)

Origin:
1850–55

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mother-of-thousands
 
n
1.  a S European perennial creeping plant, Linaria cymbalaria, having small pale blue or lilac flowers
2.  a saxifragaceous plant, Saxifraga sarmentosa or S. stolonifera, having white flowers and creeping red runners

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