- IPA: /mɪlt/
milt (plural milts)
- 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.
- The semen of a male fish.
- French: laite, laitance
- German: Milch, Fischmilch
- Portuguese: leita, láctea
- Russian: моло́ка
- Spanish: lecha
milt (milts, present participle milting; past and past participle milted)
- (transitive) To impregnate (the roe of a fish) with milt.