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[milt] /mɪlt/
the sperm-containing secretion of the testes of fishes.
the testes and sperm ducts when filled with this secretion.
melt2 .
Origin of milt
before 900; Middle English milte, milt, Old English milte spleen; cognate with German Milz, Middle Dutch milte milt, spleen; akin to melt2 Unabridged
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  • At the same time the male was expelling what in fish is known as the milt.

    The Meaning of Evolution Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • "Hello, milt," said a familiar voice as he reined Marc close to the step.

    Prairie Folks Hamlin Garland
  • "I'll—I'll go home with you, if you want me to, 'stead of with milt," she quavered.

    Prairie Folks Hamlin Garland
  • Just hold on a minute and you'll see milt Richardson pokin' along this way.

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  • milt scowled and looked as though he wished he hadn't said that.

    Vital Ingredient Gerald Vance
  • milt could control every muscle, every move and every reflex of his body.

    Vital Ingredient Gerald Vance
  • As a Welterweight, milt had learned to depend on speed and quick hands.

    Vital Ingredient Gerald Vance
  • He slipped on his robe and he and milt went to join the others in the TV studio.

    Vital Ingredient Gerald Vance
  • As the warning buzzer sounded, Frankie felt milt take control.

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  • In the early rounds he was amazed at the extreme caution milt was employing.

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British Dictionary definitions for milt


the testis of a fish
the spermatozoa and seminal fluid produced by a fish
(rare) the spleen of certain animals, esp fowls and pigs
to fertilize (the roe of a female fish) with milt, esp artificially
Word Origin
Old English milte spleen; in the sense: fish sperm, probably from Middle Dutch milte
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Word Origin and History for milt

Old English milte "spleen," from Proto-Germanic *miltjo- (cf. Old Frisian milte, Middle Dutch milte, Dutch milt "spleen, milt of fish," Old High German milzi, German milz, Old Norse milti). Meaning "fish sperm" is late 15c.

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milt in Science
Fish sperm, together with the milky liquid that contains them.
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