foster-mother


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Synonyms for foster-mother

a woman who is a foster parent and raises another's child

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And every tale was told in the even, passionless voice of the native-born, mixed with quaint reflections, borrowed unconsciously from native foster-mothers, and turns of speech that showed they had been that instant translated from the vernacular.
But the same offspring lived an average of two months longer after being suckled by foster-mothers on low protein diets.