linnunmaito

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

linnun (bird's) +‎ maito (milk)

Noun[edit]

linnunmaito

  1. (informal) nectar (delicious drink)
    Kermalikööri on kuin linnunmaitoa.
    Cream liquor is good as a nectar (lit. ..is like bird's milk).

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Used especially of smooth-tasting alcoholic beverages, usually as comparison (see example above). The Finnish word nektari typically refers to a rich and delicious fruit drink. Thus a delicious wine might be either.