One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Denoting a cow or other domestic mammal giving or kept for milk.
- ‘Now he is compelled to reside in tin sheds along with his family members and milch and other animals, under single roof constructed by the state government.’
- ‘Fifty per cent of the world's buffaloes and 20 per cent of the cattle are found in India, most of which are milch cows and milch buffaloes.’
- ‘Rural libraries, training centres for the visually impaired, public toilets and milch animals are only a few assets contributed by NSS volunteers for the benefit of villagers during their field visits.’
- ‘Part Two deals with the origin and genetic improvement of the breeds as well the role and services of the various dairy breed and milch goat societies.’
- ‘The real income which accrues to a milk producer has to be worked out after taking into account the cost of milch animal, depreciation, mortality, expenditure on the fodder, feed, health cover, etc.’
- ‘Gujarat or any other dairy cannot reduce the water they give to their milch animals.’
- ‘The locals came forward to remove encroachments, which included tying up of pigs and milch animals.’
- ‘Similarly, fodder shortages which cause a decline in household milch cattle can have negative nutritional consequences.’
- ‘The drought has affected the milk yield of milch cattle.’
- ‘This is why Hindu traditionalists strongly oppose the up-grading of milch cattle by crossbreeding with Jersey cows and other commoner breeds.’
- ‘Milk yield of milch cattle has been severely affected because of scarcity of fodder.’
Middle English: from Old English -milce, only in thrimilce ‘May’ (when cows could be milked three times a day), from the Germanic base of milk.
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