the sperm-containing secretion of the testes of fishes.
the testes and sperm ducts when filled with this secretion.
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
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Historical Examples of milt
At the same time the male was expelling what in fish is known as the milt.
"Hello, Milt," said a familiar voice as he reined Marc close to the step.
"I'll—I'll go home with you, if you want me to, 'stead of with Milt," she quavered.
Just hold on a minute and you'll see Milt Richardson pokin' along this way.
Milt scowled and looked as though he wished he hadn't said that.
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 for milt
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Fish sperm, together with the milky liquid that contains them.
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