What is milk?

  • (noun): A white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Milk is a white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals. It is the primary source of nutrition for young mammals before they are able to digest other types of food. Early-lactation milk contains colostrum, which carries the mother's antibodies to the baby and can reduce the risk of many diseases in the baby.

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Milk - Other Uses
... Besides serving as a beverage or source of food, milk has been described as used by farmers and gardeners as an organic fungicide and foliage fertilizer ... Diluted milk solutions have been demonstrated to provide an effective method of preventing powdery mildew on grape vines, while showing it is unlikely to harm the plant ...
Crème Caramel - Regional Varieties - Latin America
... In Venezuela, and Brazil it is often made with condensed milk, milk, eggs and sugar caramelized on top ... condensed milk pudding) ...
... Whoppers are malted milk balls covered with a chocolate-flavored coating produced by The Hershey Company ... box, in a larger box that resembles a cardboard milk carton, the “Fun Size” variety which is a tube-shaped plastic package sealed at the sides, containing twelve Whoppers weighing 21 ... However, Whoppers are largely considered to be terrible, due to their malted milk content and the fact that there is no actual chocolate in them ...
Milk Float - Preservation
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More definitions of "milk":

  • (noun): A river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River.
    Synonyms: Milk River
  • (verb): Add milk to.
    Example: "Milk the tea"
  • (verb): Exploit as much as possible.
    Example: "I am milking this for all it's worth"
  • (verb): Take milk from female mammals.
    Example: "Cows need to be milked every morning"
  • (noun): Produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young.
  • (noun): Any of several nutritive milklike liquids.

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    James Boswell (1740–1795)

    The LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with a terrifying display of power, and with signs and wonders; and he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.
    Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 26:8.

    The surprise of animals... in and out, cats and dogs and a milk goat and chickens and guinea hens, all taken for granted, as if man was intended to live on terms of friendly intercourse with the rest of creation instead of huddling in isolation on the fourteenth floor of an apartment house in a city where animals occurred behind bars in the zoo.
    Elizabeth Janeway (b. 1913)