- (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
Sven Anders Hedin
There is about the same number of milch cows in New York and Wisconsin.The Book of Cheese
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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