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Milk parsleyMilk Milk, n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin to
OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel. mj?ok,
Sw. mj["o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to milk,
OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr. ?. ????. Cf.
Milch, Emulsion, Milt soft roe of fishes.]
1. (Physiol.) A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of
female mammals for the nourishment of their young,
consisting of minute globules of fat suspended in a
solution of casein, albumin, milk sugar, and inorganic
salts. ``White as morne milk.' --Chaucer.
2. (Bot.) A kind of juice or sap, usually white in color,
found in certain plants; latex. See Latex.
3. An emulsion made by bruising seeds; as, the milk of
almonds, produced by pounding almonds with sugar and
4. (Zo["o]l.) The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster.
Condensed milk. See under Condense, v. t.
Milk crust (Med.), vesicular eczema occurring on the face
and scalp of nursing infants. See Eczema.
(a) (Med.) A fever which accompanies or precedes the first
lactation. It is usually transitory.
(b) (Vet. Surg.) A form puerperal peritonitis in cattle;
also, a variety of meningitis occurring in cows after
Milk glass, glass having a milky appearance.
Milk knot (Med.), a hard lump forming in the breast of a
nursing woman, due to obstruction to the flow of milk and
congestion of the mammary glands.
Milk leg (Med.), a swollen condition of the leg, usually in
puerperal women, caused by an inflammation of veins, and
characterized by a white appearance occasioned by an
accumulation of serum and sometimes of pus in the cellular
Milk meats, food made from milk, as butter and cheese.
Milk mirror. Same as Escutcheon, 2.
Milk molar (Anat.), one of the deciduous molar teeth which
are shed and replaced by the premolars.
Milk of lime (Chem.), a watery emulsion of calcium hydrate,
produced by macerating quicklime in water.
Milk parsley (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant (Peucedanum
palustre) of Europe and Asia, having a milky juice.
Milk pea (Bot.), a genus (Galactia) of leguminous and,
usually, twining plants.
Milk sickness (Med.), a peculiar malignant disease,
occurring in some parts of the Western United States, and
affecting certain kinds of farm stock (esp. cows), and
persons who make use of the meat or dairy products of
infected cattle. Its chief symptoms in man are
uncontrollable vomiting, obstinate constipation, pain, and
muscular tremors. Its origin in cattle has been variously
ascribed to the presence of certain plants in their food,
and to polluted drinking water.
Milk snake (Zo["o]l.), a harmless American snake
(Ophibolus triangulus, or O. eximius). It is variously
marked with white, gray, and red. Called also milk
adder, chicken snake, house snake, etc.
Milk sugar. (Physiol. Chem.) See Lactose, and Sugar of
Milk thistle (Bot.), an esculent European thistle (Silybum
marianum), having the veins of its leaves of a milky
Milk thrush. (Med.) See Thrush.
Milk tooth (Anat.), one of the temporary first set of teeth
in young mammals; in man there are twenty.
Milk tree (Bot.), a tree yielding a milky juice, as the cow
tree of South America (Brosimum Galactodendron), and the
Euphorbia balsamifera of the Canaries, the milk of both
of which is wholesome food.
Milk vessel (Bot.), a special cell in the inner bark of a
plant, or a series of cells, in which the milky juice is
contained. See Latex.
Rock milk. See Agaric mineral, under Agaric.
Sugar of milk. The sugar characteristic of milk; a hard
white crystalline slightly sweet substance obtained by
evaporation of the whey of milk. It is used in pellets and
powder as a vehicle for homeopathic medicines, and as an
article of diet. See Lactose. Welsh parsleyWelsh Welsh, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger,
foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael;
akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w["a]lsch or welsch, Celtic,
Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from
the name of a Celtic tribe. See Walnut.]
Of or pertaining to Wales, or its inhabitants. [Sometimes
written also Welch.]
Welsh flannel, a fine kind of flannel made from the fleece
of the flocks of the Welsh mountains, and largely
manufactured by hand.
Welsh glaive, or Welsh hook, a weapon of war used in
former times by the Welsh, commonly regarded as a kind of
poleax. --Fairholt. --Craig.
Welsh mortgage (O. Eng. Law), a species of mortgage, being
a conveyance of an estate, redeemable at any time on
payment of the principal, with an understanding that the
profits in the mean time shall be received by the
mortgagee without account, in satisfaction of interest.
Welsh mutton, a choice and delicate kind of mutton obtained
from a breed of small sheep in Wales.
Welsh onion (Bot.), a kind of onion (Allium fistulosum)
having hollow inflated stalks and leaves, but scarcely any
bulb, a native of Siberia. It is said to have been
introduced from Germany, and is supposed to have derived
its name from the German term w["a]lsch foreign.
Welsh parsley, hemp, or halters made from hemp. [Obs. &
Jocular] --J. Fletcher.
Welsh rabbit. See under Rabbit.
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