[huhb-erd] /ˈhʌb ərd/
a full, loose gown, usually fitted at the shoulders, worn by women.
a character in a nursery rhyme.
(sometimes not capitals) a woman’s full-length unbelted dress
Old Mother Hubbard, nursery rhyme, was printed 1805, written by Sarah Catherine Martin (1768-1826) but based on earlier material of unknown origin (the name is attested from 1591).
[muhth -er-ing] /ˈmʌð ər ɪŋ/ noun 1. the nurturing of an infant or small child by its . 2. (in rural England) the custom of visiting one’s parents on Laetare Sunday with a present. [muhth -er] /ˈmʌð ər/ noun 1. a female parent. 2. (often initial capital letter) one’s female parent. 3. a mother-in-law, stepmother, […]
noun, British. 1. . /ˈmʌðərɪŋ/ noun 1. See Mother’s Day
[muhth -er-in-law] /ˈmʌð ər ɪnˌlɔ/ noun, plural mothers-in-law. 1. the mother of one’s husband or wife. noun (pl) mothers-in-law 1. the mother of one’s wife or husband n. mid-15c., “mother of one’s spouse,” from mother (n.1) + in-law. Also in early use, “stepmother.” In British slang c.1884, mother-in-law was “a mixture of ales old and […]
- Mother-in-law plant
noun 1. . noun 1. a West Indian foliage plant, Dieffenbachia seguine, of the arum family, having yellow-blotched leaves that cause temporary speechlessness when chewed.