noun weth·er \ˈwe-thər\

Definition of WETHER

:  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

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut


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