cow's milk

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cow's milk (usually uncountable, plural cow's milks)

  1. A white liquid produced by the mammary glands of a cow, and used as food by humans.
    Synonyms: cowmilk, milk, (humorous) moo juice
    • 1980, Marina Petropulos, Baby and Child Care Handbook: A Complete Guide for South African Parents, Cape Town: C. Struik Publishers, published 1986, →ISBN, page 83:
      The child is taken off the breast or bottle and fed soya milk or one of the new lactose-free cow’s milks.
    • 2016, Chrissy Freer, Real Delicious: 100+ Wholefood Recipes for Health and Wellness, Sydney, N.S.W.: Murdoch Books, →ISBN, page 170, column 2:
      With so many milks on the market these days, how do you decide which is best for you? Most have a similar protein and calcium content, with the main difference being fat content. Here is a brief run-down of cow’s milks: []
    • 2017, Elizabeth M. Ward, Expect the Best: Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, and After Pregnancy, Nashville, Tenn.: Turner Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 109:
      Plant milks are a boon for people who cannot tolerate cow’s milk, as are lactose-free and lactose-reduced cow’s milks.

Usage notes[edit]

Although the term cow can refer to adult females of various species, cow's milk almost invariably refers to cows of the species Bos taurus.


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