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  • adj. milk-producing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Increasing the flow of milk; milk-producing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Serving to increase the secretion of milk.
  • n. A substance which increases the secretion of milk.


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  • It is a lovely word but I'd prefer it without the first 'i'.

    August 29, 2009

  • "Galactopoietic may be the most beautiful word in English. It comes from the Greek gala, for 'milk' or 'milky' (as in galaxy or milky way), plus poiesis—to 'make or create' (as in the word poet).

    "My doe is galactopoietic; she has the ability to produce milk. Does that make her, like all nursing mothers, a poet of milk?"

    —Brad Kessler, Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese. pp. 122.

    August 29, 2009