Recent Examples of udder from the Web
Each morning, Crispin Hernandez, then a dairy worker in upstate New York, would wake up at dawn and shuffle cows one by one into milking chutes, then sanitize and massage their teats before affixing a milking machine to each udder.
Max Paape, 80, a U.S. Agriculture Department dairy research scientist credited with developing medical methods of fighting bovine mastitis, an inflammatory disease that affects cow udders, died May 26 at a hospital in Bethesda, Md.
Another remedy for consumption was for the ill person to go to the barn before dawn, lie under a cow and receive the milk directly from the udder.
Futuristic Feminist Novel Magda’s breasts swung like the udders of two cows that had full autonomy over their bodies and were free to make the choices that suited them.
The rescuers were baffled—until one of them noticed milk dripping from her udders: Karma had recently had a baby calf.
For those still stuck at the cow’s udder, though, this resource-saving jug is just the thing.
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Origin and Etymology of udder
Middle English, from Old English ūder; akin to Old High German ūtar udder, Latin uber, Greek outhar, Sanskrit ūdhar
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
UDDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of udder for English Language Learners
: the bag-shaped part of a cow, goat, etc., that hangs below the belly and produces milk
UDDER Defined for Kids
Definition of udder for Students
: a large bag-shaped organ (as of a cow) enclosing two or more milk-producing glands each draining into a separate nipple on the lower surface
Medical Definition of udder
: a large pendulous organ in various mammals and especially a female domestic bovine consisting of two or more mammary glands enclosed in a common envelope and each provided with a single nipple
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