Udder
Udder Ud"der, n. [OE. uddir, AS. [=u]der; akin to D. uijer, G. euter, OHG. [=u]tar, [=u]tiro, Icel. j[=u]gr, Sw. jufver, jur, Dan. yver, L. uber, Gr. o"y^qar, Skr. [=u]dhar. [root]216. Cf. {Exuberant}.] 1. (Anat.) The glandular organ in which milk is secreted and stored; -- popularly called the {bag} in cows and other quadrupeds. See {Mamma}. [1913 Webster]

A lioness, with udders all drawn dry. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. One of the breasts of a woman. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Yon Juno of majestic size, With cowlike udders, and with oxlike eyes. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(of a cow, etc.) / , , ,


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  • Udder — of a cow An udder is an organ formed of the mammary glands of female quadruped mammals, especially ruminants such as cattle, goats, sheep and deer. The udder is a single mass hanging beneath the animal, consisting of pairs of mammary glands. In… …   Wikipedia

  • udder — (n.) 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 ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • udder — [ud′ər] n. [ME uddre < OE (rare) udr, akin to Ger euter < IE base * ūdh , udder > Sans ūdhar, L uber, udder] a baglike mammary organ containing two or more glands, each with a separate teat, as in cows …   English World dictionary

  • udder — ► NOUN ▪ the mammary gland of female cattle, sheep, goats, horses, etc., hanging near the hind legs as a bag like organ with two or more teats. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • udder — [OE] Udder goes back ultimately to prehistoric Indo European *ūdhr . This, or variants of it, produced the word for ‘udder’ in the majority of Indo European languages: Greek oúthar, Latin ūber (source of English exuberant), Sanskrit údhar,… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • udder — [OE] Udder goes back ultimately to prehistoric Indo European *ūdhr . This, or variants of it, produced the word for ‘udder’ in the majority of Indo European languages: Greek oúthar, Latin ūber (source of English exuberant), Sanskrit údhar,… …   Word origins

  • udder — UK [ˈʌdə(r)] / US [ˈʌdər] noun [countable] Word forms udder : singular udder plural udders the part under the body of a cow and some other female animals, shaped like a small bag, in which milk is produced …   English dictionary

  • udder — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ūder; akin to Old High German ūtar udder, Latin uber, Greek outhar, Sanskrit ūdhar Date: before 12th century 1. a large pendulous organ consisting of two or more mammary glands enclosed in a common …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • udder — [[t]ʌ̱də(r)[/t]] udders N COUNT A cow s udder is the organ that hangs below its body and produces milk …   English dictionary

  • udder — /ud euhr/, n. a mamma or mammary gland, esp. when baggy and with more than one teat, as in cows. [bef. 1000; ME uddre, OE uder; c. G Euter, L uber, Gk oûthar, Skt údhar] * * * …   Universalium

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