Meaning of milch in English:


Pronunciation /mɪl(t)ʃ/


  • Denoting a cow or other domestic mammal giving or kept for milk.

    ‘the most important milch breed’
    • ‘Milk yield of milch cattle has been severely affected because of scarcity of fodder.’
    • ‘The drought has affected the milk yield of milch cattle.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This is why Hindu traditionalists strongly oppose the up-grading of milch cattle by crossbreeding with Jersey cows and other commoner breeds.’
    • ‘Similarly, fodder shortages which cause a decline in household milch cattle can have negative nutritional consequences.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The locals came forward to remove encroachments, which included tying up of pigs and milch animals.’
    • ‘Gujarat or any other dairy cannot reduce the water they give to their milch animals.’


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.