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milt

[ milt ]

noun

  1. the sperm-containing secretion of the testes of fishes.
  2. the testes and sperm ducts when filled with this secretion.


milt

/ mɪlt /

noun

  1. the testis of a fish
  2. the spermatozoa and seminal fluid produced by a fish
  3. rare.
    the spleen of certain animals, esp fowls and pigs


verb

  1. to fertilize (the roe of a female fish) with milt, esp artificially

milt

/ mĭlt /

  1. Fish sperm, together with the milky liquid that contains them.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of milt1

before 900; Middle English milte, milt, Old English milte spleen; cognate with German Milz, Middle Dutch milte milt, spleen; akin to melt 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of milt1

Old English milte spleen; in the sense: fish sperm, probably from Middle Dutch milte
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Example Sentences

A bent old lady peered over her spectacles at us, and allowed Milt wuz out tew the barn.

A copper pump, with a brass knob on the curved handle, stood at one end of the sink–“Goes ter the well,” said Milt.

Upon the plateau I saw my rusty old disk harrow–a legacy from Milt–standing on the brown earth.

The eggs and milt were shaken violently from side to side until thoroughly mixed, a little water being added to help the mixture.

On'y this mornin' sez I to him,—he camps along o' me,—'Milt!'

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