- a mamma or mammary gland, especially when baggy and with more than one teat, as in cows.
Origin of udder
Examples from the Web for udder
Historical Examples of udder
If the udder of a milking cow becomes hard and painful, it should be fomented with warm water and rubbed with a gentle hand.
The glandular forms by far the largest portion of the udder.Cattle and Their Diseases
After calving, some cracks and sores appear in the udder; they get very troublesome.
Garget in the udder, or weed, is also to be guarded against.
You might say now, though, that the tests have been an udder failure.Make Mine Homogenized
- the large baglike mammary gland of cows, sheep, etc, having two or more teats
Word Origin for udder
Word Origin and History for udder
Old English udder "milk gland of a cow, goat, etc.," from Proto-Germanic *udr- (cf. Old Frisian and Middle Dutch uder, Old High German utar, German Euter, and, with unexplained change of consonant, Old Norse jugr), from PIE *udhr- (cf. Sanskrit udhar, Greek outhar, Latin uber "udder").
- A bag-shaped part of a cow and the females of other ruminants in which milk is formed and stored and from which it is taken in suckling or milking.