noun(often the mother country)
A country in relation to its colonies: the bicentennial of our separation from the mother country
More example sentences
- The relationship between the mother country and the remaining colonies, the Netherlands Antilles and Surinam, was to be put on an equal footing.
- My English friend, on his maiden voyage to the States, had stumbled upon one of those little linguistic divergences between the colonies and the mother country.
- There are fewer opportunities to trade with the mother country in a far colony.
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Syllabification: moth·er coun·try
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