Origin of udderMiddle English uddre from Old English (rare) udr, akin to German euter from Indo-European base an unverified form ?dh-, udder from source Sanskrit ?dhar, Classical Latin uber, udder
A baglike organ containing the mammary glands, characteristic of certain female mammals, such as cows, sheep, and goats.
Origin of udderMiddle English from Old English ūder ; see euə-dh-&rlowring; in Indo-European roots.
- Part of domestic milk-giving animal that expresses milk, especially cow. Also goat, sheep, yak. See mammary gland.
- In the report of the joint committee appointed for the purpose by the county boroughs of Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Rotherham and Sheffield in 1908, the following conclusions were drawn: (I) Cows' milk freshly drawn from the udder by ordinary methods contains bacteria.
- A fine brindled cow with a large udder was attached to the cart behind.
- "(1) The washing of the udder and flanks with soap and water, and similar attention to the hands of the milker.