English version

mother country

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nationality & race
mother countryˈmother ˌcountry noun [countable usually singular]  1 SANsomeone’s mother country is the country where they or their family were born and to which they feel a very strong emotional connection, even if they are no longer living there syn motherland2 a powerful country that controls or used to control a less powerful country The bond between the mother country and her former colonies grew stronger.
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