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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having no living mother.
  • adj. Having no known mother.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without a living mother.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of a mother; having lost a mother.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destitute of a mother; having lost a mother: as, motherless children.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having no living or known mother

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