Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


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


Read Also:

  • Milk wagon

    noun phrase A police van; paddy wagon (1950s+)

  • Milkweed

    [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 […]

  • Milkweed-bug

    noun 1. any of several red and black lygaeid bugs, as Oncopeltus fasciatus, that feed on the juice of the milkweed.

  • Milkweed-beetle

    noun 1. any of several small red, black-spotted elongated beetles of the genus Tetraopes, common in eastern North America, that inhabit the milkweed.

Disclaimer: Milk-vetch definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.