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milch

[milch] /mɪltʃ/
adjective
1.
(of a domestic animal) yielding milk; kept or suitable for milk production.
Origin of milch
1250-1300
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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milch

/mɪltʃ/
noun
1.
(modifier) (esp of cattle) yielding milk
2.
(informal) milch cow, a source of easy income, esp a person
Word Origin
C13: from Old English -milce (in compounds); related to Old English melcan to milk
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Word Origin and History for milch
adj.

"giving milk," from Old English -milce "milking," from West Germanic *melik- "milk" (see milk (n)).

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