Milky Milk"y, a. 1. Consisting of, or containing, milk. [1913 Webster]

Pails high foaming with a milky flood. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Like, or somewhat like, milk; whitish and turbid; as, the water is milky. ``Milky juice.'' --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

3. Yielding milk. ``Milky mothers.'' --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

4. Mild; tame; spiritless. [1913 Webster]

Has friendship such a faint and milky heart? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Milky Way}. (Astron.) See {Galaxy}, 1. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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