udders

udder

[uhd-er]
noun
a mamma or mammary gland, especially when baggy and with more than one teat, as in cows.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English uddre, Old English ūder; cognate with German Euter, Latin ūber, Greek oûthar, Sanskrit ū́dhar

udder, utter.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To udders
Collins
World English Dictionary
udder (ˈʌdə)
 
n
the large baglike mammary gland of cows, sheep, etc, having two or more teats
 
[Old English ūder; related to Old High German ūtar, Old Norse jūr, Latin ūber, Sanskrit ūdhar]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

udder
O.E. udder "milk gland of a cow, goat, etc.," from P.Gmc. *udr- (cf. O.Fris., M.Du. uder, O.H.G. utar, Ger. Euter, and, with unexplained change of consonant, O.N. jugr), from PIE *udhr- (cf. Skt. udhar, Gk. outhar, L. uber "udder").
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
udder   (ŭd'ər)  Pronunciation Key 
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;