[ weth-er ]
/ ˈwɛð ər /


a castrated male sheep.
Also called wether wool. wool from previously shorn sheep.

Origin of wether

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old Saxon withar, Old High German widar, Old Norse vethr, Gothic withrus
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/ (ˈwɛðə) /


a male sheep, esp a castrated one

Word Origin for wether

Old English hwæther; related to Old Frisian hweder, Old High German hwedar, Old Norse hvatharr
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