I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English meolc, milc; akin to Old High German miluh milk, Old English melcan to milk — more at emulsion Date: before 12th century 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 II. verb Date: before 12th century 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 III. adjective Date: 14th century giving milk; specifically bred or suitable primarily for milk production <
milk cows

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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