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My! her lot could be maternal (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

motherly

'maternal' is the definition.
(similar in meaning)

'my her lot could be' is the wordplay.
'could be' indicates anagramming the letters.
'my'+'her'+'lot'='myherlot'
'myherlot' is an anagram of 'MOTHERLY'.

(Other definitions for motherly that I've seen before include "Maternally protective" , "Nurturing and protective" , "Maternal - gentle" , "Caring, protective" .)

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