milt


milt

noun

  1. the sperm-containing secretion of the testes of fishes.
  2. the testes and sperm ducts when filled with this secretion.
  3. melt2.

noun

  1. the testis of a fish
  2. the spermatozoa and seminal fluid produced by a fish
  3. rare the spleen of certain animals, esp fowls and pigs

verb

  1. to fertilize (the roe of a female fish) with milt, esp artificially

n.Old English milte “spleen,” from Proto-Germanic *miltjo- (cf. Old Frisian milte, Middle Dutch milte, Dutch milt “spleen, milt of fish,” Old High German milzi, German milz, Old Norse milti). Meaning “fish sperm” is late 15c.

  1. Fish sperm, together with the milky liquid that contains them.

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