a European plant, Astragalus glycyphyllos, of the legume family, believed to increase the secretion of milk in goats.
any herb of certain allied genera.
any of various leguminous plants of the genus Astragalus, esp A. glycyphyllos, with clusters of purple, white, or yellowish flowers: formerly reputed to increase milk production in goats
- Milk wagon
noun phrase A police van; paddy wagon (1950s+)
[milk-weed] /ˈmɪlkˌwid/ noun 1. any of several plants that secrete a milky juice or latex, especially those of the genus Asclepias, as A. syriaca. Compare . 2. any of various other plants having a milky juice, as certain spurges. /ˈmɪlkˌwiːd/ noun 1. Also called silkweed. any plant of the mostly North American genus Asclepias, having […]
noun 1. any of several red and black lygaeid bugs, as Oncopeltus fasciatus, that feed on the juice of the milkweed.
noun 1. any of several small red, black-spotted elongated beetles of the genus Tetraopes, common in eastern North America, that inhabit the milkweed.