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Derived from or made of milk or dairy products. Used in the classification of foods according to Jewish dietary law.

[Yiddish milkhik, from milkh, milk, from Middle High German milch, from Old High German miluh; see melg- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈmɪl xɪg, -xɪk)

adj. Judaism.
(in the dietary laws) consisting of, made from, or used only for milk or dairy products. Compare fleishig, pareve.
[1925–30; < Yiddish milkhik=milkh milk + -ik -y1]
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