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milch

 (mĭlch)
adj.
Giving milk: a milch cow.

[Middle English milche, from Old English -milce (in thrīmilce, May, month when cows can be milked thrice a day); see melg- in Indo-European roots.]

milch

(mɪltʃ)
n
1. (Agriculture) (modifier) (esp of cattle) yielding milk
2. milch cow informal a source of easy income, esp a person
[C13: from Old English -milce (in compounds); related to Old English melcan to milk]

milch

(mɪltʃ)

adj.
(of a domestic animal) yielding milk.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.milch - giving milkmilch - giving milk; bred or suitable primarily for milk production; "milch goats, milch camels"
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Red cattle, black, white, and yellow cattle; old cattle and young cattle; great bellowing bulls and little calves not an hour born; meek-eyed milch cows and fierce, long-horned Texas steers.
She liked the pasture best where the milch cows were lying, and next to that the meadow where the grass was half-mown, and lay in silvered sweeping lines.
Sometimes, indeed, the neighbours thought it strange that the rich Miller never gave little Hans anything in return, though he had a hundred sacks of flour stored away in his mill, and six milch cows, and a large flock of woolly sheep; but Hans never troubled his head about these things, and nothing gave him greater pleasure than to listen to all the wonderful things the Miller used to say about the unselfishness of true friendship.
Agriculture Minister said that the growth in the dairy sector is a result of the initiatives taken by the Government by implementing various schemes to increase productivity of milch animals.
FAISALABAD -- As many as 123 milch animals were distributed through balloting among widows in tehsil Sadar and Chak Jhumra in the second phase of cattle distribution programme.
As many as 3,280 milch animals are being distributed among deserving widows of the rural areas in Faisalabad division in the next phase through balloting.
Indian National Dairy Project (NDP) aims to increase the productivity of milch animals, which will lead to increase in milk production for meeting growing demand for milk, said Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh.
The light in the darkness is John Gallagher Jr's endearing performance as Milch, an egalitarian middle manager, who advocates open discussion.
Systems manager Mike Milch (Gallagher Jr) urges solidarity, but senior staff defer to brutal survivalist instincts.
Milch Cottage, in Iveston Lane, Iveston, near Consett, is for sale at over PS225,000, through Foster Maddison, tel: 0191 281 8339.
4-6) The Milch method is a relatively new technique which is reported to be safe, comfortable and reliable.
15 -- A social work organization succeeded in motivating the villagers for obtaining the IRDP loans for 100 beneficiaries to buy milch animals.