milch cow

milch cow
cattle that are reared for their milk
Syn: ↑dairy cattle, ↑dairy cow, ↑milk cow, ↑milcher, ↑milker
Hypernyms: ↑cattle, ↑cows, ↑kine, ↑oxen, ↑Bos taurus

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Etymology: Middle English milche cow, from milche milch + cow
1. : a cow in milk or kept for her milk
2. : a source of easily acquired gain

the tobacco … industry is regarded as one of the best … milch cows of national revenue — Canadian Horticulture & Home

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milch cow 7 [milch cow milch cows] [ˈmɪltʃ kaʊ] [ˈmɪltʃ kaʊ] noun (BrE)
a person, an organization or a product from which it is easy to make money

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • milch-cow — milchˈ cow noun 1. A cow yielding milk or kept for milking 2. A ready source of gain or money (figurative) • • • Main Entry: ↑milch …   Useful english dictionary

  • milch cow — ► NOUN ▪ a source of easy profit …   English terms dictionary

  • milch cow — cow that gives milk; business that is extremely profitable, endless source of money …   English contemporary dictionary

  • milch cow — /ˈmɪltʃ kaʊ/ (say milch kow) noun → milking cow …  

  • milch cow — noun a) A cow kept for milking; a dairy cow b) A cow that produces milk (having had at least one calf) …   Wiktionary

  • milch cow — A dairyman s cow, a cow kept primarily for the milk she produces …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • milch cow. — See milk cow. [1375 1425; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • milch cow — noun (C) another spelling of milk cow …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • milch cow. — See milk cow. [1375 1425; late ME] …   Useful english dictionary

  • milch cow — noun a person or organization that is a source of easy profit …   English new terms dictionary

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