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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having no living mother.
  • adjective Having no known mother.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Without a living mother.

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

  • adjective having no living or known mother

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