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wether

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noun weth·er \ˈwe-thər\

Definition of wether

  1. :  a male sheep castrated before sexual maturity; also :  a castrated male goat



Origin of wether

Middle English, ram, from Old English; akin to Old High German widar ram, Latin vitulus calf, vetus old, Greek etos year


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

Rhymes with wether



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