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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.]
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(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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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 10,2-12.3% der Standard-lange SL, Rumpftiefe am Beginn des Rtickens 11,4-13,0% der SL, pradorsale Lange 30,4-33,5% der SL, prapektorale Lange 16,8-20,5 % der SL, Brustflossenlange 23,5-25,8% der SL, ldeine Afterflosse (Afterflossenlange 11,8-13,4% der SL, Afterflossenbasislange 4,2-5,6% der SL), Fett-flossenbasislange 28,8-31,9% der SL und Tiefe des Schwanzstiels 6,1-6,9% der SL.
"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).
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.
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.