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Definition: milk snake
n : nonvenomous tan and brown king snake with an arrow-shaped
occipital spot; southeastern ones have red stripes like
coral snakes [syn: house snake
, milk adder
, checkered adder
, Lampropeltis triangulum
English → English
Definition: Milk snake
, n. [AS. snaca; akin to LG. snake, schnake, Icel.
sn[=a]kr, sn?kr, Dan. snog, Sw. snok; of uncertain origin.]
Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent,
whether harmless or venomous. See Ophidia
, and Serpent
Note: Snakes are abundant in all warm countries, and much the
larger number are harmless to man.
, Garter snake
, Green snake
, King snake
, Rock snake
, Water snake
, etc. See under
(Zo["o]l.), a large African snake (Python Seb[ae]
) used by the natives as a fetich.
(Zo["o]l.), a common European columbrine snake
(a) The markhoor.
(b) The secretary bird.
, a worm fence (which see). [U.S.]
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
neuropterous insects of the genus Rhaphidia
; -- so
called because of their large head and elongated neck and
(Bot.), a cucurbitaceous plant (Trichosanthes anguina
) having the fruit shorter and less snakelike than
that of the serpent cucumber.
(a) The secretary bird.
(b) The chaparral cock.
(Bot.), the common club moss (Lycopodium clavatum
). See Lycopodium
(Bot.), the fruit of a sapindaceous tree
) of Guiana, the embryo of which
resembles a snake coiled up.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
colubrine snakes which habitually live in trees,
especially those of the genus Dendrophis
(m[i^]lk), n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin
to OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel.
mj[=o]lk, Sw. mj["o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to
milk, OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr.
'ame`lgein. [root]107. Cf. Milch
roe of fishes.]
1. (Physiol.) A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of
female mammals for the nourishment of their young,
consisting of minute globules of fat suspended in a
solution of casein, albumin, milk sugar, and inorganic
salts. “White as morne milk.”
2. (Bot.) A kind of juice or sap, usually white in color,
found in certain plants; latex. See Latex
3. An emulsion made by bruising seeds; as, the milk of
almonds, produced by pounding almonds with sugar and
4. (Zo["o]l.) The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster.
. See under Condense
, v. t.
(Med.), vesicular eczema occurring on the face
and scalp of nursing infants. See Eczema
(a) (Med.) A fever which accompanies or precedes the first
lactation. It is usually transitory.
(b) (Vet. Surg.) A form puerperal peritonitis in cattle;
also, a variety of meningitis occurring in cows after
, glass having a milky appearance.
(Med.), a hard lump forming in the breast of a
nursing woman, due to obstruction to the flow of milk and
congestion of the mammary glands.
(Med.), a swollen condition of the leg, usually in
puerperal women, caused by an inflammation of veins, and
characterized by a white appearance occasioned by an
accumulation of serum and sometimes of pus in the cellular
, food made from milk, as butter and cheese.
. Same as Escutcheon
(Anat.), one of the deciduous molar teeth which
are shed and replaced by the premolars.
Milk of lime
(Chem.), a watery emulsion of calcium hydrate,
produced by macerating quicklime in water.
(Bot.), an umbelliferous plant (Peucedanum palustre
) of Europe and Asia, having a milky juice.
(Bot.), a genus (Galactia
) of leguminous and,
usually, twining plants.
(Med.), See milk sickness
(Zo["o]l.), a harmless American snake
, or Ophibolus eximius
). It is
variously marked with white, gray, and red. Called also
, chicken snake
, house snake
. (Physiol. Chem.) See Lactose
, and Sugar of milk
(Bot.), an esculent European thistle (Silybum marianum
), having the veins of its leaves of a milky
. (Med.) See Thrush
(Anat.), one of the temporary first set of teeth
in young mammals; in man there are twenty.
(Bot.), a tree yielding a milky juice, as the cow
tree of South America (Brosimum Galactodendron
), and the
of the Canaries, the milk of both
of which is wholesome food.
(Bot.), a special cell in the inner bark of a
plant, or a series of cells, in which the milky juice is
contained. See Latex
. See Agaric mineral
, under Agaric
Sugar of milk
. The sugar characteristic of milk; a hard
white crystalline slightly sweet substance obtained by
evaporation of the whey of milk. It is used in pellets and
powder as a vehicle for homeopathic medicines, and as an
article of diet. See Lactose