Udder meaning

ŭd'ər
A baglike organ containing the mammary glands, characteristic of certain female mammals, such as cows, sheep, and goats.
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A baglike mammary organ containing two or more glands, each with a separate teat, as in cows.
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A baglike organ containing the mammary glands, characteristic of certain female mammals, such as cows, sheep, and goats.
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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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Part of domestic milk-giving animal that expresses milk, especially cow. Also goat, sheep, yak. See mammary gland.
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Origin of udder

  • Middle English from Old English ūder euə-dh-r̥ in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old English Å«der. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ewHdÊ°rÌ¥-, *h₁owHdÊ°rÌ¥-, *h₁uHdÊ°rÌ¥- (“udder"). Cognates include Sanskrit ऊधर् (ū́dhar), Ancient Greek οὖθαρ (outhar), Latin Å«ber.
    From Wiktionary