udder

[ uhd-er ]
/ ˈʌd ər /

noun

a mamma or mammary gland, especially when baggy and with more than one teat, as in cows.

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Origin of udder

before 1000; Middle English uddre, Old English ūder; cognate with German Euter, Latin ūber, Greek oûthar, Sanskrit ū́dhar
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British Dictionary definitions for udder

udder

/ (ˈʌdə) /

noun

the large baglike mammary gland of cows, sheep, etc, having two or more teats

Word Origin for udder

Old English ūder; related to Old High German ūtar, Old Norse jūr, Latin ūber, Sanskrit ūdhar
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Word Origin and History for udder

udder


n.

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").

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Science definitions for udder

udder

[ ŭdər ]

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.
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