Meaning of nurse-mother in English:

nurse-mother

Pronunciation /ˈnəːsˌmʌðə/

noun

rare
  • A foster-mother; a wet-nurse.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Laurence Tomson (1539–1608), administrator. From nurse + mother, in quot. 1579 after Middle French mere nourriciere. Compare slightly earlier nurse-father.