- noun (countable usually singular)
1 the place where someone was born, especially someone famous: Stratford-upon-Avon was Shakespeare's birthplace.2 the place where something first started to happen or exist: New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz.
Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.
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