from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Fish sperm, including the seminal fluid.
- n. The reproductive glands of male fishes when filled with this fluid.
- n. The spleen of certain vertebrate animals, such as cows or pigs.
- transitive v. To fertilize (fish roe) with milt.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The spleen, especially of an animal bred for food.
- n. Fish semen.
- v. To impregnate (the roe of a fish) with milt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The spleen.
- n. The spermatic fluid of fishes.
- n. The testes, or spermaries, of fishes when filled with spermatozoa.
- transitive v. To impregnate (the roe of a fish) with milt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, the spleen.
- n. The male generative organ of a fish; the spermatic organ and its secretion; the soft roe, corresponding to the roe or spawn of the female. Sometimes melt.
- To impregnate the roe or spawn of (the female fish).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fish sperm or sperm-filled reproductive gland; having a creamy texture
- n. seminal fluid produced by male fish
Middle English, roe, spleen, partly from Middle Dutch milte and partly from Old English milte, spleen; see mel-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English milte, milt ("milt, spleen"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)meld- (“to beat, grind, crush, weaken”). Cognate to German Milz, Dutch milt, Danish milt, Norwegian milt, Swedish mjölke. Outside Germanic, with Albanian mëlçi ("liver"). (Wiktionary)