Definition of milt in English:


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Pronunciation: /mɪlt


[mass noun]
  • 1The semen of a male fish.
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    • As she releases the eggs on the bed, the male simultaneously releases milt to fertilize them.
    • As the eggs and milt are released, males thrash their tails wildly, apparently to help scatter the eggs.
    • Paddlefish are broadcast spawners whereby multiple males swim near and release milt onto the eggs liberated by a female.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A sperm-filled reproductive gland of a male fish.
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    • Soft roe or milt is the male fish's reproductive gland.
    • "Soft roe" (also called "white roe") is the milt (male reproductive glands filled with seminal fluid) of the male fish.


Old English milte 'spleen', of Germanic origin; perhaps related to melt. The current sense dates from the late 15th century.

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