udder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n udder mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Average number of squirts from a cow's udder needed to yield a gallon of milk : 345.
    • Udder One of the breasts of a woman. "Yon Juno of majestic size,
      With cowlike udders , and with oxlike eyes."
    • Udder (Anat) The glandular organ in which milk is secreted and stored; -- popularly called the bag in cows and other quadrupeds. See Mamma. "A lioness, with udders all drawn dry."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It takes, on average, 345 squirts from a cow’s udder to yield one gallon of milk.
    • n udder The mammary glands of cattle and various other animals, especially when large and baggy and with more than one teat, as two or four; the milk-bag. Single glands with one nipple apiece are more frequently called teat or dug.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Udder ud′ėr the mammary glands of various animals, esp. cows, &c
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Quotations

  • Greek Proverb
    Greek Proverb
    “Milk the cow, but do not pull off the udder.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. uddir, AS. ūder,; akin to D. uijer, G. euter, OHG. ūtar, ūtiro, Icel. jūgr, Sw. jufver, jur, Dan. yver, L. uber, Gr. o"y^qar, Skr. ūdhar,. √216. Cf. Exuberant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. úder; cog. with Ger. euter; also conn. with L. uber, Gr. outhar.

Usage

In literature:

Udder man come, rob place while Big Foot half dead.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
De udder's a Dutchman, name er Bockerheisen.
"Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York" by Lemuel Ely Quigg
Who dese udder wid yah?
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I got er heap ter report ter night, so I see you later on dat udder matter.
"Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly" by David Bryant Fulton
UDDERS, development of the, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
I was comin' dis way, and he was goin' de udder way.
"Dave Porter and His Double" by Edward Stratemeyer
De lil' white chillun play with me but not de udder nigger chilluns much.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I want five hundred from you, an' der udder from Hardwick.
"The Missing Tin Box" by Arthur M. Winfield
This can only be well done by allowing the calf to suck all the udders, but not clean.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Only show me de town where I canst sell de nineteen udders.
"The Redskins; or, Indian and Injin, Volume 1." by James Fenimore Cooper
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In poetry:

Udder'd cows are standing—pensive,
Not belonging to that ilk;
How shall horn, or tail defensive,
Keep the water from their milk?
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
"And next marched forth a matron Ewe
(While Time took down a bar for her),
Udder'd so large 'twas much ado
E'en then to clear the barrier.
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier
Menalcas.
"Boys, get your sheep together; if the heat,
As late it did, forestall us with the milk,
Vainly the dried-up udders shall we wring."
"Eclogue III " by Virgil
In a red shirt, with a face like an udder,
The executioner cuts my head off, too,
It lies together with the others
Here, in a slippery box, at the very bottom.
"The Lost Tram" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
And you also follow him 'neath Phrygian pine shade:
Thyrsis and Daphnis upon whittled reeds,
And how ten sins can corrupt young maidens;
Kids for a bribe and pressed udders,
Happy selling poor loves for cheap apples.
"Homage To Sextus Propertius - XII" by Ezra Pound
O every way
Unhappy sheep, unhappy flock! while he
Still courts Neaera, fearing lest her choice
Should fall on me, this hireling shepherd here
Wrings hourly twice their udders, from the flock
Filching the life-juice, from the lambs their milk.
"Eclogue 3: Menalcas Daemoetas Palaemon" by Publius Vergilius Maro

In news:

The cooler at Udder Delight in Rehoboth Beach contains some of owner Chip Hearn's unusual ice cream flavors, including bacon and barbecue .
Vilification of Bovine Growth Hormone Udderly Unwarranted.
The dairy cows will be judged on their udders, body structure, and how feminine they look.
"Udder Fool, Ritual Vessel Series" by Marc Lancet .
If you want to get a gallon of milk directly from the source, you have to squeeze a cow's udder over 300 times.
As one cow moooved out of the pond an udder moved in.
Throwing milk in udder frustration.
Udder Voices, Udder Rooms.
Vilification of Bovine Growth Hormone Udderly Unwarranted.
Throwing milk in udder frustration .
Separate mother and calf and then reunite them right before the milking , or give mother a "camel bra," which covers the udders and prevents the nearby calf from drinking milk until the appropriate time.
Milk will push through the udders.
His genetic ability to sire exceptional type, udders, body depth and strength will be felt for many years to come.
If cow's udders weren't so close to their rear ends, raw milk might not be so risky, according to food safety consultant Bill Marler.
Relaxing in udder comfort.
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