milken

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English milken, from Old English *mylcen, milcen (of milk), corresponding to milk +‎ -en.

Adjective[edit]

milken (not comparable)

  1. (rare or archaic) Consisting of milk.
    • 1894, Flora Anne Steel, Tales of the Punjab - Volume 1:
      Then the old woman filled her jar with milk, and went on her way rejoicing at her good fortune. But as she journeyed she met with the King of that country, who, having been a-hunting, had lost his way in the pathless plain. 'Give me a drink of water, good mother,' he cried, seeing the jar; 'I am half dead with thirst!' 'It is milk, my son,' replied the old woman; 'I got it yonder from a milken pond.'
  2. (rare) Milky; resembling milk.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.