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  • n. the treatment of people in a motherly manner, especially by caring for them as a mother would care for her children.

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

  • n. motherly care; behavior characteristic of a mother; the practice of acting as a mother does toward her children
  • n. the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother


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