the sperm-containing secretion of the testes of fishes.
the testes and sperm ducts when filled with this secretion.
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
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.
Fish sperm, together with the milky liquid that contains them.
[mil-ter] /ˈmɪl tər/ noun 1. a male fish in breeding time. /ˈmɪltə/ noun 1. a male fish that is mature and ready to breed
[mil-tahy-uh-deez] /mɪlˈtaɪ əˌdiz/ noun 1. c540–488? b.c, Athenian general. 2. . /mɪlˈtaɪəˌdiːz/ noun 1. ?540–?489 bc, Athenian general, who defeated the Persians at Marathon (490)
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[mil-toh-nee-uh] /mɪlˈtoʊ ni ə/ noun 1. any of various epiphytic tropical American orchids of the genus Miltonia, having sprays of showy, flat, variously colored flowers.