Pronunciation Noun

milt (plural milts)

  1. The spleen, especially of an animal bred for food.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      we see that certaine apprehensions engender a blushing-red colour, others a palenesse; that some imagination doth only worke in the milt, another in the braine […].
    • 1983, Robert Nye, The Facts of Life:
      Adam Kadmon had pneumonia. Friar Goat cured it by tying a bullock’s milt to the soles of the lad’s feet, and burying the milt afterwards. Adam Kadmon immediately contracted the thrush.
  2. The semen of a male fish.
Synonyms Related terms
  • miltsiekte
  • miltz
Translations Verb

milt (milts, present participle milting; past and past participle milted)

  1. (transitive) To impregnate (the roe of a fish) with milt.

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