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1milk

noun \ˈmilk\

: a white liquid produced by a woman to feed her baby or by female animals to feed their young; especially : milk from cows or goats that is used as food by people

: a white liquid produced by a plant

Full Definition of MILK

1
a :  a fluid secreted by the mammary glands of females for the nourishment of their young; especially :  cow's milk used as a food by humans
b :  lactation <cows in milk>
2
:  a liquid resembling milk in appearance: as
a :  the latex of a plant
b :  the juice of a coconut composed of liquid endosperm
c :  the contents of an unripe kernel of grain

Examples of MILK

  1. cheese made from sheep's milk
  2. a glass of low-fat milk

Origin of MILK

Middle English, from Old English meolc, milc; akin to Old High German miluh milk, Old English melcan to milk — more at emulsion
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with MILK

2milk

verb

: to get milk from (an animal)

: to use (something or someone) in a way that helps you unfairly

Full Definition of MILK

transitive verb
1
a (1) :  to draw milk from the breasts or udder of (2) obsolete :  suckle 2
b :  to draw (milk) from the breast or udder
c :  suckle 1 —used of domestic animals
2
:  to draw something from as if by milking: as
a :  to induce (a snake) to eject venom
b :  to draw or coerce profit or advantage from illicitly or to an extreme degree :  exploit <milk the joke for all it's worth>
intransitive verb
:  to draw or yield milk

Examples of MILK

  1. greedy landlords milking their tenants of all their money
  2. <unscrupulous people trying to milk the welfare system for all it's worth>

First Known Use of MILK

before 12th century

3milk

adjective

Definition of MILK

:  giving milk; specifically :  bred or suitable primarily for milk production <milk cows>

First Known Use of MILK

14th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

Milk

geographical name \ˈmilk\

Definition of MILK

river 625 miles (1006 kilometers) Canada & United States in Alberta & Montana flowing SE into Missouri River

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