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[milch] /mɪltʃ/
(of a domestic animal) yielding milk; kept or suitable for milk production.
Origin of milch
1250-1300; Middle English milche; compare Old English -milce (in thrimilce the month of May, i.e., the month when cows could be milked thrice a day); see milk Unabridged
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  • The beet itself makes one of the best feeds for milch cows, and is excellent for other domestic animals.

  • There were the hog-pens, the chicken-houses; the sheds for milch cows.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • They were tired of serving as the milch cow for the fattening of the Government at Bogota.

  • “Belfast will be the milch cow of the Dublin Parliament,” said Cahoon.

    The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
  • I had placed my limit at forty milch cows, and I thought this stable would furnish suitable quarters for that number.

    The Fat of the Land John Williams Streeter
  • The beauty of a milch cow is the result of her good qualities.

    Cattle and Their Diseases Robert Jennings
  • That is to be said in full view of the notorious fact that the island was openly declared to be the milch cow of Spain.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • milch goats were not to be had, but the chief of the place sent a present of food.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
British Dictionary definitions for milch


(modifier) (esp of cattle) yielding milk
(informal) milch cow, a source of easy income, esp a person
Word Origin
C13: from Old English -milce (in compounds); related to Old English melcan to milk
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Word Origin and History for milch

"giving milk," from Old English -milce "milking," from West Germanic *melik- "milk" (see milk (n)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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