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A glass of cow's milk.


From Old English meolc; compare Danish mælk, Dutch melk, West Frisian molke, German Milch, Norwegian melk/mjølk, Swedish mjölk, Yiddish מילך (milkh). Polish mleko





Milk (s)

  1. (uncountable) A white liquid produced by the mammary glands of female mammals to nourish their young. From certain animals, especially cows, it is a common food for humans as a beverage or used to produce various dairy products such as butter, cheese, and yogurt.
    1. (US standard of identity) The lacteal secretion, practically free from colostrum, obtained by the complete milking of one or more healthy cows, and including the addition of limited amounts of vitamin A, vitamin D, and other carriers or flavoring ingredients identified as safe and suitable.
  2. (uncountable) A white (or whitish) colored liquid obtained from a vegetable source such as soy beans, coconuts, almonds, rice, oats. Also called non-dairy milk.
  3. (countable, informal) An individual serving of milk.
    Table three ordered three milks. (Formally: The guests at table three ordered three glasses of milk.)


  • 2007 September 24, Chris Horseman (interviewee), Emily Harris (reporter), “Global Dairy Demand Drives Up Prices”, Morning Edition, National Public Radio
    Template:...there's going to be that much less milk available to cover any other uses. Which means whether it's liquid milk or whether it's cheese or yogurt, the price gets pulled up right across the board.

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to Milk

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to Milk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive) To express milk from (a mammal, especially a cow).
    The farmer milked his cows.
  2. (transitive) To express any liquid (from any creature).
  3. (transitive) To talk or write at length about (a particular point).
  4. (transitive) To take advantage of (a situation).
    When the audience began laughing, the comedian milked the joke for more laughs.

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  • milk it


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