the/(one's) mother country

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the/(one's) mother country

The country where one was born of one's family came from. Every Thanksgiving I make a point of eating turkey and cooking pumpkin pie to remind me of my mother country. We set up this community center so immigrants could have a place where they felt connected to the mother country.
See also: country, mother

the ˈmother country

the country where you or your family were born and which you feel a strong emotional connection with: The cafe was a meeting place for the immigrants, a welcome reminder of the tastes of the mother country.
See also: country, mother
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Like many people here, the affable 55- year- old driver too has his roots in India but he considers Bangladesh as his mother country.
Speaking to NNA about the impression his mother country left on him, delegation member of Lebanese origin, Carlos Alvarez Barroso, said "It is a country that blends the past, the present and the history of mankind.
After getting Louis' associates under his command, Nigel (Adam Godley) it seems had gone back to his mother country England to congratulate Prince Williams and Kate on becoming parents to a baby boy.
Antonio Carluccio shares recipes from his mother country while Angela Hartnett makes ragu.
It's a bit of a strange one being an Irishman but my first game for England was against Ireland and hopefully I've got that out of my system," said Joyce, who made his one-day international debut against his mother country at Belfast last summer.
But like others, journalist Jamshid Chalangi, also an Iranian emigrant, was more critical of the words from the president of his mother country.
In this initial meeting, he expressed great pleasure and appreciation for what Hyperdynamics was doing to discover hydrocarbons for his mother country.