- (of a domestic animal) yielding milk; kept or suitable for milk production.
Origin of milch
1250–1300; Middle English milche; compare Old English -milce (in thrimilce the month of May, i.e., the month when cows could be milked thrice a day); see milk
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Examples from the Web for milch
Milch, who wrote such superb shows as NYPD Blue and Deadwood and also penned Luck, is a disgrace as well.
In the name of their supposed art, Milch, Mann, and the HBO brass were all too willing to subject horses to fatal harm.
There were the hog-pens, the chicken-houses; the sheds for milch cows.The Golden Woman
“Belfast will be the milch cow of the Dublin Parliament,” said Cahoon.The Red Hand of Ulster
George A. Birmingham
The beauty of a milch cow is the result of her good qualities.Cattle and Their Diseases
Milch goats were not to be had, but the chief of the place sent a present of food.From Pole to Pole</p>
Sven Anders Hedin
There is about the same number of milch cows in New York and Wisconsin.The Book of Cheese</p>
Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
- (modifier) (esp of cattle) yielding milk
- milch cow informal a source of easy income, esp a person
C13: from Old English -milce (in compounds); related to Old English melcan to milk
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Word Origin and History for milch
"giving milk," from Old English -milce "milking," from West Germanic *melik- "milk" (see milk (n)).
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