milky

adjective
\ˈmil-kē \
milkier; milkiest

Definition of milky 

1 : resembling milk in color or consistency

2 : mild, timorous

3a : consisting of, containing, or abounding in milk

b : yielding milk specifically : having the characteristics of a good milk producer

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Other Words from milky

milkiness noun

Examples of milky in a Sentence

cheese with a light milky taste eyes covered by a milky glaze

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And royal jelly, the rare and prized milky substance that nurse bees produce to feed to their queen, is purported to have tremendous immune-boosting, tissue-repairing properties. Cristina Mueller, Town & Country, "Beauty and the Bees," 6 Dec. 2012 One is Zou Rui, 25, a soft-spoken engineer who stands for much of his eight-hour shift in New Balance sneakers, monitoring a milky-white mechanical arm. Danielle Paquette, The Seattle Times, "Robots at Chinese e-commerce giant making workers obsolete," 10 Sep. 2018 The plant is the only host for their eggs and sole sustenance for the caterpillars, which feed on milky secretions from the leaves. Calvin Woodward, Fox News, "A makeover for milkweed, for the sake of butterflies," 31 July 2018 Image Soft, fresh cheeses are milky and moist, created to be eaten not long after they are made. New York Times, "A Guide to Soft Fresh Cheeses: Cottage Cheese, Mascarpone and More," 26 June 2018 The milky-white sleeve comes tucked inside a plastic egg (hence the name). Gigi Engle, Marie Claire, "I Tried "Masturbation Sleeves" to See Exactly What the Deal Is," 10 May 2017 In a small shrine rebuilt after having been destroyed during one of the worst periods in Afghanistan’s tumultuous history, fires have been lit, milky tea is served, and hashish is being passed around. Maija Liuhto, Longreads, "A Music So Beautiful the Birds Fell from the Trees," 28 June 2018 Luscious heirloom tomatoes over milky sweet burrata are a snowbird’s delight in winter. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Orlando's best dining thrills are outside the parks," 22 June 2018 Although Venus’ milky atmosphere blocks much of the incoming sunlight, the surface layer of atmosphere warms a few degrees by afternoon. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Huge wave in Venus’ clouds changes the length of a day," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of milky

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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milky

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of milky

: looking or tasting like milk

: not clear

: containing a large amount of milk

milky

adjective
\ˈmil-kē \
milkier; milkiest

Kids Definition of milky

1 : like milk especially in color milky skin

2 : containing or full of milk milky tea

milky

adjective
\ˈmil-kē \
milkier; milkiest

Medical Definition of milky 

1 : resembling milk in color or consistency milky secretion

2 : consisting of, containing, or abounding in milk

Other Words from milky

milkiness noun

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