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great-grandmother Line breaks: great-grand¦mother

Definition of great-grandmother in English:


The mother of one’s grandmother or grandfather.
Example sentences
  • I know my great-grandmother on my mother's side was also a Canadian.
  • My mother speaks of my great-grandmother as if she knew her, even though she died many years before her birth.
  • They have robbed us of a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

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