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mam·ma 1

 (mä′mə)
n.
Variant of mama.

mam·ma 2

 (măm′ə)
n. pl. mam·mae (măm′ē)
An organ of female mammals that contains milk-producing glands; a mammary gland.

[Latin; see mā- in Indo-European roots.]

mam′mate′ (măm′āt′) adj.

mamma

n
1. Also: momma another word for mother1
2. informal a buxom and voluptuous woman
[C16: reduplication of childish syllable ma; compare Welsh mam, French maman, Russian mama]

mamma

(ˈmæmə)
n, pl -mae (-miː)
1. (Anatomy) the milk-secreting organ of female mammals: the breast in women, the udder in cows, sheep, etc
2. (Zoology) the milk-secreting organ of female mammals: the breast in women, the udder in cows, sheep, etc
3. (Physical Geography) (functioning as plural) breast-shaped protuberances, esp from the base of cumulonimbus clouds
[C17: from Latin: breast]

mam•ma1

(ˈmɑ mə, məˈmɑ)

n.

mam•ma2

(ˈmæm ə)

n., pl. mam•mae (ˈmæm i)
a structure of mammals comprising one or more mammary glands with an associated nipple or teat, activated for the secretion of milk in the female after the birth of young.
[before 1050; Middle English < Latin: breast, teat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mamma - informal terms for a mothermamma - informal terms for a mother    
female parent, mother - a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children"
2.mamma - milk-secreting organ of female mammalsmamma - milk-secreting organ of female mammals
female mammal - animals that nourish their young with milk
dug - an udder or breast or teat
udder, bag - mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)
duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland - a gland that secretes externally through a duct
tit, titty, boob, breast, knocker, bosom - either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
mamilla, mammilla, nipple, teat, tit, pap - the small projection of a mammary gland
Translations
maminkamamka
mamamor
mammanisä
emlõ
mamma
mama
māmiņa
mamička

mamma

[məˈmɑː] N (esp US) → mamá f

mamma,

mama

(məˈmaː) , (maːmə) noun
a (name for one's) mother.

mam·ma

n. mama, glándula secretora de leche en la mujer localizada en la parte anterior del tórax.
References in classic literature ?
But I have just heard that it has been settled that mamma and the children are coming abroad for a part of the winter, and mamma wishes me to go with them to Hyeres, where Georgina has been ordered for her lungs.
le Vicomte de Chagny called to inquire at Mamma Valerius'.
"Aren't you going to ask how your mamma is?" she said at length.
I am very miserable about Sir James Martin, and have no other way in the world of helping myself but by writing to you, for I am forbidden even speaking to my uncle and aunt on the subject; and this being the case, I am afraid my applying to you will appear no better than equivocation, and as if I attended to the letter and not the spirit of mamma's commands.
"Mamma, couldn't I speak to her?" said Kitty, watching her unknown friend, and noticing that she was going up to the spring, and that they might come there together.
"It's always one thing after another," the poor lady grieved, in one of her rare revolts against fate; "the only thing that makes me think Mamma must be less well than Dr.
They seemed bold, lively children, and I hoped I should soon be on friendly terms with them--the little boy especially, of whom I had heard such a favourable character from his mamma. In Mary Ann there was a certain affected simper, and a craving for notice, that I was sorry to observe.
"Yes," answered Violet; "mamma shall see the new little girl.
And besides all this, I am afraid, Mamma, he has no real taste.
'No,' returned she, hesitatingly - 'but I've heard so much about her lately, both at the Wilsons' and the vicarage; - and besides, mamma says, if she were a proper person she would not be living there by herself - and don't you remember last winter, Gilbert, all that about the false name to the picture; and how she explained it - saying she had friends or acquaintances from whom she wished her present residence to be concealed, and that she was afraid of their tracing her out; - and then, how suddenly she started up and left the room when that person came - whom she took good care not to let us catch a glimpse of, and who Arthur, with such an air of mystery, told us was his mamma's friend?'
When he went out in the morning he was bewildered by small commissions for the captive mamma, if he came gaily in at night, eager to embrace his family, he was quenched by a "Hush!
"Dorothea, dear, if you don't mind--if you are not very busy--suppose we looked at mamma's jewels to-day, and divided them?