1. mother of thyme fragrant European mint having clusters of small violet-and-white flowers; naturalized especially in eastern North America
  2. mother figure a woman who evokes the feelings usually reserved for a mother
  3. motherwort bitter Old World herb of hedgerows and woodland margins having toothed leaves and white or pale pink flowers
  4. rutherfordium a radioactive transuranic element which has been synthesized
  5. mother lode the main vein of ore in a deposit
  6. motherhood the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother
  7. atrophedema recurrent large circumscribed areas of subcutaneous edema
  8. Mother's Day second Sunday in May
  9. mother wit sound practical judgment
  10. mother-of-pearl the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell
  11. Mother Seton United States religious leader who was the first person born in the United States to be canonized (1774-1821)
  12. mother country the country where you were born
  13. thereafter from that time on
  14. matter of law a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide
  15. therefrom from that circumstance or source
  16. moth orchid any of various orchids of the genus Phalaenopsis having often drooping glossy broad obovate or oval leaves usually dark green flushed purple or mottled grey and silver
  17. mother-of-thousands eastern Asiatic saxifrage with racemes of small red-and-white flowers; spreads by numerous creeping stolons
  18. matter of course an inevitable ending
  19. bothersome causing irritation or annoyance
  20. matter-of-course expected or depended upon as a natural or logical outcome