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milk cow

a cow that is raised for its milk rather than for beef.
Informal. a source of easily gained income; profitable venture:
The new subsidiary turns out to be a real milk cow.
Origin of milk cow
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The only federal required county-level estimates are all cattle inventory, beef cow inventory and milk cow inventory.
  • Patients had use of a hospital library, and a vegetable garden and milk cow supplied the kitchen.
  • He was the first in the neighborhood to introduce both barbed and woven fence wire and a refined breed of milk cow.
  • The cattle inventory estimates provide an important baseline of beef and milk cow herd supplies expected.
  • Many families took along a milk cow to have fresh milk and butter along the way.

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