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milter

[ mil-ter ]
/ ˈmɪl tər /
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noun

a male fish in breeding time.

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Origin of milter

First recorded in 1595–1605; milt + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for milter

milter
/ (ˈmɪltə) /

noun

a male fish that is mature and ready to breed
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