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milk Idioms & Phrases


acidophilus milk

  • noun milk fermented by bacteria; used to treat gastrointestinal disorders
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alpine milk vetch

  • noun perennial of mountainous areas of Eurasia and North America
    Astragalus alpinus.
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certified milk

  • noun milk from dairies regulated by an authorized medical milk commission
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chocolate milk

  • noun milk flavored with chocolate syrup
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coconut milk

  • noun white liquid obtained from compressing fresh coconut meat
    coconut cream.
  • noun clear to whitish fluid from within a fresh coconut
    coconut water.
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Condensed milk

  • noun sweetened evaporated milk
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  • milk reduced to the consistence of very thick cream by evaporation (usually with addition of sugar) for preservation and transportation.
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cows' milk

  • noun milk obtained from dairy cows
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devil's milk

  • noun an Old World spurge introduced as a weed in the eastern United States
    petty spurge; Euphorbia peplus.
  • noun not unattractive European weed whose flowers turn toward the sun
    Euphorbia helioscopia; wartwort; wartweed; sun spurge.
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dried milk

  • noun dehydrated milk
    dry milk; milk powder; dried milk.
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dry milk

  • noun dehydrated milk
    dry milk; milk powder; dried milk.
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evaporated milk

  • noun milk concentrated by evaporation
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goats' milk

  • noun the milk of a goat
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homogenized milk

  • noun milk with the fat particles broken up and dispersed uniformly so the cream will not rise
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ice milk

  • noun similar to ice cream but made of milk
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low-fat milk

  • noun milk from which some of the cream has been removed
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malted milk

  • noun a milkshake made with malt powder
    malt; malted.
  • noun powder made of dried milk and malted cereals
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milk adder

  • noun nonvenomous tan and brown king snake with an arrow-shaped occipital spot; southeastern ones have red stripes like coral snakes
    milk adder; checkered adder; house snake; Lampropeltis triangulum.
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milk bar

  • noun snack bar that sells milk drinks and light refreshments (such as ice cream)
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milk can

  • noun large can for transporting milk
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milk chocolate

  • noun chocolate made from chocolate liquor with sugar and cocoa butter and powdered milk solids and vanilla and (usually) lecithin; the most common form of chocolate for eating; used in chocolate candy and baking and coatings
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milk cow

  • noun cattle that are reared for their milk
    milch cow; milcher; dairy cow; dairy cattle; milker.
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Milk crust

  • (Med.), vesicular eczema occurring on the face and scalp of nursing infants. See Eczema.
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Milk fever

  • . (a) (Med.) A fever which accompanies or precedes the first lactation . It is usually transitory. (b) (Vet. Surg.) A form puerperal peritonitis in cattle; also, a variety of meningitis occurring in cows after calving.
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milk float

  • noun a van (typically powered by electricity) with an open side that is used to deliver milk to houses
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Milk glass

  • noun a milky white translucent or opaque glass
    opal glass.
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  • glass having a milky appearance.
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milk intolerance

  • noun congenital disorder consisting of an inability to digest milk and milk products; absence or deficiency of lactase results in an inability to hydrolyze lactose
    lactase deficiency; lactose intolerance.
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Milk knot

  • (Med.), a hard lump forming in the breast of a nursing woman, due to obstruction to the flow of milk and congestion of the mammary glands.
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Milk leg

  • noun painful thrombosis of the femoral vein in the leg following childbirth
    phlegmasia alba dolens; white leg.
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  • (Med.), a swollen condition of the leg, usually in puerperal women, caused by an inflammation of veins, and characterized by a white appearance occasioned by an accumulation of serum and sometimes of pus in the cellular tissue.
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Milk meats

  • food made from milk, as butter and cheese. Obs. Bailey.
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Milk mirror

  • . Same as Escutcheon, 2.
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Milk molar

  • (Anat.), one of the deciduous molar teeth which are shed and replaced by the premolars.
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Milk of lime

  • (Chem.), a watery emulsion of calcium hydrate, produced by macerating quicklime in water.
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milk of magnesia

  • noun purgative consisting of a milky white liquid suspension of magnesium hydroxide; used as a laxative and (in smaller doses) as an antacid
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Milk parsley

  • (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant (Peucedanum palustre) of Europe and Asia, having a milky juice.
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Milk pea

  • (Bot.), a genus (Galactia) of leguminous and, usually, twining plants.
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milk powder

  • noun dehydrated milk
    dry milk; milk powder; dried milk.
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milk pox

  • noun a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus
    pseudovariola; West Indian smallpox; Kaffir pox; pseudosmallpox; variola minor; Cuban itch; white pox; alastrim.
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milk punch

  • noun a punch made of spirits and milk and sugar and spices
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milk river

  • noun a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
    Milk.
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milk shake

  • noun frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    milkshake; shake.
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Milk sickness

  • noun disease of livestock and especially cattle poisoned by eating certain kinds of snakeroot
    trembles.
  • noun caused by consuming milk from cattle suffering from trembles
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  • (Med.), a peculiar malignant disease, occurring in some parts of the Western United States, and affecting certain kinds of farm stock (esp. cows), and persons who make use of the meat or dairy products of infected cattle. Its chief symptoms in man are uncontrollable vomiting, obstinate constipation, pain, and muscular tremors. Its origin in cattle has been variously ascribed to the presence of certain plants in their food, and to polluted drinking water.
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Milk snake

  • noun nonvenomous tan and brown king snake with an arrow-shaped occipital spot; southeastern ones have red stripes like coral snakes
    milk adder; checkered adder; house snake; Lampropeltis triangulum.
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  • (Zoöl.), a harmless American snake (Ophibolus triangulus, or O. eximius). It is variously marked with white, gray, and red. Called also milk adder, chicken snake, house snake, etc.
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Milk sugar

  • noun a sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk
    lactose.
    • cow's milk contains about 4.7% lactose
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  • . (Physiol. Chem.) See Lactose, and Sugar of milk (below).
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Milk thistle

  • noun any of several Old World coarse prickly-leaved shrubs and subshrubs having milky juice and yellow flowers; widely naturalized; often noxious weeds in cultivated soil
    sow thistle.
  • noun tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America
    Silybum marianum; holy thistle; lady's thistle; Our Lady's mild thistle; blessed thistle.
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  • (Bot.), an esculent European thistle (Silybum marianum), having the veins of its leaves of a milky whiteness.
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Milk thrush

  • . (Med.) See Thrush.
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Milk tooth

  • noun one of the first temporary teeth of a young mammal (one of 20 in children)
    primary tooth; baby tooth; deciduous tooth.
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  • (Anat.), one of the temporary first set of teeth in young mammals; in man there are twenty.
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Milk tree

  • (Bot.), a tree yielding a milky juice, as the cow tree of South America (Brosimum Galactodendron), and the Euphorbia balsamifera of the Canaries, the milk of both of which is wholesome food.
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Milk vessel

  • (Bot.), a special cell in the inner bark of a plant, or a series of cells, in which the milky juice is contained. See Latex.
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milk vetch

  • noun any of various plants of the genus Astragalus
    milk vetch.
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Milk" vetch`
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  1. (Bot.) A leguminous herb (Astragalus glycyphyllos) of Europe and Asia, supposed to increase the secretion of milk in goats. ✍ The name is sometimes taken for the whole genus Astragalus, of which there are about two hundred species in North America, and even more elsewhere.
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milk wagon

  • noun wagon for delivering milk
    milkwagon.
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milk whey

  • noun the serum or watery part of milk that is separated from the curd in making cheese
    whey.
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milk-livered

Milk"-liv`ered adjective
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  1. White-livered; cowardly; timorous.
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milk-sick

  • adjective satellite affected with or related to milk sickness
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milk-vetch

  • noun any of various plants of the genus Astragalus
    milk vetch.
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milk-white

  • adjective satellite of a white the color of fresh milk
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milking machine

  • noun machine consisting of a suction apparatus for milking cows mechanically
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milking shorthorn

  • noun breed evolved from shorthorn beef cattle
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milking stool

  • noun low three-legged stool with a half round seat; used to sit on while milking a cow
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mother's milk

  • noun milk secreted by a woman who has recently given birth
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Mountain milk

  • (Min.), a soft spongy variety of carbonate of lime.
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nonfat dry milk

  • noun dehydrated skimmed milk
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pasteurized milk

  • noun milk that has been exposed briefly to high temperatures to destroy microorganisms and prevent fermentation
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powdered milk

  • noun dehydrated milk
    dry milk; milk powder; dried milk.
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purple milk vetch

  • noun perennial of southern and western Europe having dense racemes of purple or violet flowers
    Astragalus danicus.
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raw milk

  • noun unpasteurized milk
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Rock milk

  • . See Agaric mineral, under Agaric.
  • . (Min.) See Agaric mineral, under Agaric.
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scalded milk

  • noun milk heated almost to boiling
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semi-skimmed milk

  • noun milk from which some of the cream has been removed
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Serum of milk

  • (Physiol. Chem.), the whey, or fluid portion of milk, remaining after removal of the casein and fat.
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Skim milk

  • noun milk from which the cream has been skimmed
    skim milk.
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  • skimmed milk; milk from which the cream has been taken.
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skimmed milk

  • noun milk from which the cream has been skimmed
    skim milk.
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sour milk

  • noun milk that has turned sour
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soya milk

  • noun a milk substitute containing soybean flour and water; used in some infant formulas and in making tofu
    soymilk; soya milk.
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soybean milk

  • noun a milk substitute containing soybean flour and water; used in some infant formulas and in making tofu
    soymilk; soya milk.
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Sugar of milk

  • . The sugar characteristic of milk; a hard white crystalline slightly sweet substance obtained by evaporation of the whey of milk. It is used in pellets and powder as a vehicle for homeopathic medicines, and as an article of diet. See Lactose.
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To milk a telegram

  • to use for one's own advantage the contents of a telegram belonging to another person. Cant
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To milk the street

  • to squeeze the smaller operators in stocks and extract a profit from them, by alternately raising and depressing prices within a short range; said of the large dealers. Cant
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To set milk

  • . (a) To expose it in open dishes in order that the cream may rise to the surface. (b) To cause it to become curdled as by the action of rennet . See 4 (e).
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whole milk

  • noun milk from which no constituent (such as fat) has been removed
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wolf's milk

  • noun tall European perennial naturalized and troublesome as a weed in eastern North America
    leafy spurge; Euphorbia esula.
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wolf's-milk

Wolf's"-milk` noun
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  1. (Bot.) Any kind of spurge (Euphorbia); -- so called from its acrid milky juice.
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yak's milk

  • noun the milk of a yak
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