gran·dam (grăndăm′, -dəm)
1. The female grandparent of an animal, especially a domesticated mammal such as a horse.
2. also gran·dame (-dām′, -däm, -dəm) Archaic
a. The mother of one's father or mother; a grandmother.
b. An old woman.
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