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[lak-tee-uh s]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. milky; of the color of milk.
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Origin of lacteous

1640–50; < Latin lacteus; see lact-, -eous
Related formsnon·lac·te·ous, adjective
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Related Words

pearly, opaque, frosted, opalescent, alabaster, clouded, lacteal, lacteous, lactescent, milk-white, opaline, whitish

Examples from the Web for lacteous

Historical Examples

  • Lacteous -eus: white, with a slight bluish tinge, like skim-milk.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • This tempting food consists of a lacteous secretion and the macerated materials of the crop.