(of a domestic animal) yielding milk; kept or suitable for milk production.

Nearby words

  1. milan,
  2. milanaise,
  3. milanese,
  4. milanov,
  5. milazzo,
  6. milch cow,
  7. milch glass,
  8. milchig,
  9. milchik,
  10. mild

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for milch



(modifier) (esp of cattle) yielding milk
milch cow informal a source of easy income, esp a person

Word Origin for milch

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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