Definition of Mamma

1. Noun. Informal terms for a mother.

Exact synonyms: Ma, Mama, Mammy, Mom, Momma, Mommy, Mum, Mummy
Generic synonyms: Female Parent, Mother

2. Noun. Milk-secreting organ of female mammals.
Exact synonyms: Mammary Gland
Group relationships: Female Mammal
Specialized synonyms: Dug, Bag, Udder, Boob, Bosom, Breast, Knocker, Tit, Titty
Generic synonyms: Duct Gland, Exocrine, Exocrine Gland
Terms within: Mamilla, Mammilla, Nipple, Pap, Teat, Tit
Derivative terms: Mammary

Definition of Mamma

1. n. Mother; -- word of tenderness and familiarity.

2. n. A glandular organ for secreting milk, characteristic of all mammals, but usually rudimentary in the male; a mammary gland; a breast; udder; bag.

Definition of Mamma

1. Noun. (anatomy) The milk-secreting organ of female humans and other mammals which includes the mammary gland and the nipple or teat; a breast; an udder. Plural: mammae ¹

2. Noun. (meteorology) an accessory cloud like a mammary in appearance, which can form on the underside of most cloud genera ¹

3. Noun. (alternative spelling of mama): '''mother'''. ¹

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Definition of Mamma

1. a milk-secreting organ [n -MAE] / mama [n -S] - See also: mama

Medical Definition of Mamma

1. A glandular organ for secreting milk, characteristic of all mammals, but usually rudimentary in the male; a mammary gland; a breast; under; bag. Origin: L. Mamma breast. (20 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mamma

mamillary body
mamillary ducts
mamillary line
mamillary process
mamillary tubercle
mamillary tubercle of hypothalamus
mamillotegmental fasciculus
mamillothalamic fasciculus
mamillothalamic tract
mamma (current term)
mamma's boy
mamma accessoria
mamma bear
mamma bears
mamma erratica
mamma masculina
mamma mia
mamma virilis
mammal-like reptile
mammal-like reptiles
mammal Semnopithecus
mammal family

Literary usage of Mamma

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1890)
""There is a clean towel on the rack in the other room," said mamma. " There ! ... Thank you, mamma. Now we must wash them first. There 's the cups. ..."

2. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"Gwendolen had observed to her mamma, "Oh, he must have been left far behind, and gone home in despair," and it could not be denied that this was fortunate ..."

3. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1873)
"mamma made it a point, however, that I should accompany her. ... mamma saw him. After they had talked for a little, mamma declared her intention of seeing ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1878)
"Oh, mamma, I do so wish yon knew him ! " The woman turned her face round, away from her daughter ... "mamma, he is my husband. You shall not call him pitch. ..."

5. The Best Short Stories of ... and the Yearbook of the American Short Story edited by Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien (1918)
"Say, mamma, this one is a beauty! That's a new weave, ain't it ? Here, work some more, dearie — till Selene comes with your evening papers. ..."

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