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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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She'd make it on Shavuot, but also for fancy salmon-y dinner parties (we kept kosher, so it was only an option after milchig meals) and it was amazing, every single time.
Sie unterscheidet sich von allen anderen Vertretern der Gattung durch die einzigartige Verbindung der folgenden Merkmale: Kopf und Rumpf mit milchig weiSen und blassgelben Flecken, Kopftiefe 10,2-12.
Three times now, without thinking, I've put fleishigs on my milchig dishes.
A dish is a dish, but in a Jewish home where kashrut (the dietary laws) is observed, the dishes of a certain color or pattern placed in a particular and separate cabinet become and remain milchig (milk) dishes, and the dishes in another cabinet become and remain fleishig (meat).
The caterers' menu, which included clams, crab, shrimp, and milchig desserts after a meat-rich meal, was in every way an affront to the laws of kashrut.