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adjective Scot. and North England.
  1. barren; sterile.
  2. (of a cow) not giving milk, from being in calf or from age.
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Origin of yeld

before 1100; Middle English; Old English gelde barren; cognate with German Gelt; akin to geld1
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British Dictionary definitions for yelder


adjective Scot and Northern English dialect
  1. (of an animal) barren or too young to bear young
  2. (of a cow) not yielding milk
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Word Origin for yeld

Old English gelde barren; related to geld 1
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