Definition of udder in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈədər/


The mammary gland of female cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and related ungulates, a baglike organ with two or more teats hanging near the hind legs.
Example sentences
  • A calf that spends the early hours of life licking a dirty udder and hind legs of a cow trying to find a teat is more likely to succumb to disease than a calf in a clean environment that got an early feed of quality colostrum.
  • Around the bend in the path came a soft, pale, velvety nose, attached to a large, prancing, silky brown body bearing a well-filled udder between the hind legs.
  • The procedure may be necessary on some farms to prevent facial injuries to nursing pigs and injuries to sow teats and/or udders; thus, this procedure could be justified on an animal welfare basis.



[in combination]


Old English ūder; related to Dutch uier and German Euter.

Words that rhyme with udder

judder, rudder, shudder

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Syllabification: ud·der

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