milk cow

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noun

a cow that is raised for its milk rather than for beef.
Informal. a source of easily gained income; profitable venture: The new subsidiary turns out to be a real milk cow.

Nearby words

  1. milk,
  2. milk bank,
  3. milk bar,
  4. milk cap,
  5. milk chocolate,
  6. milk crust,
  7. milk duct,
  8. milk fever,
  9. milk float,
  10. milk glass

Origin of milk cow

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50

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Examples from the Web for milk cow

  • If it be a milk-cow, the lacteal secretion is diminished, and the udder is hot and tender.

  • But one often reads of a milk-cow, so I supposed there must be some cows that are all for cream, if some are for milk.

    Great Uncle Hoot-Toot|Mrs. Molesworth
  • On his way he overtook a boy, a little fellow of eight or nine, driving a milk-cow ahead of him.

    Under Handicap|Jackson Gregory