grandam


gran·dam

noun \ˈgran-ˌdam, -dəm\

Definition of GRANDAM

1
or gran·dame \-ˌdām\
a :  grandmother
b :  an old woman
2
or grand·dam \-ˌdam, -dəm\ :  a dam's or sire's dam —used of an animal

Origin of GRANDAM

Middle English graundam, from Anglo-French graund dame, literally, great lady
First Known Use: 13th century

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