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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]
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
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).