Milk-tree

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Milk-tree a tree yielding a milk-like, nourishing juice, as the cow-tree of South America
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. meolc, milk; Ger. milch, milk.

Usage

In literature:

The cow had ceased to give milk, and it was too early for the fruit trees to ripen.
"The Violet Fairy Book" by Various
They always ate the corn green in the cob, with a kind of vegetable "milk" that exudes from one of the palm-trees.
"The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont as told by Himself" by Louis de Rougemont
And the people called it Ubazakura, the Cherry-tree of the Milk-Nurse.
"Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things" by Lafcadio Hearn
Then we off-saddled and ate our dinner under those two milk trees near the gate of the kraal where I had bid good-bye to Dingaan.
"Marie" by H. Rider Haggard
And there in the cup within the tree Two milk-white eggs were ours to see.
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
And close to the border trees are the quiet, milk-white sheep, in congregation, escaping from noon heat.
"The Patrician" by John Galsworthy
You could have the milk from the cocoa-nuts, and it would be pleasant climbing the tree, and you would not have to feed it.
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P. Hale
Leprosy, from drinking swine's milk; from dewy trees; stone which cures.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
Here the natives brought us plantains and buffalo milk, while we took shelter from the sun under a splendid tamarind tree.
"The Rifle and The Hound in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
Give me a drink from the tree Koumongoe, which has the best milk in the world.
"The Brown Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Ina cut her hand opening the condensed milk and was obliged to sit under a tree and nurse the wound.
"Miss Lulu Bett" by Zona Gale
We asked him to dismount, take a seat under the tree, and let us bring him a glass of milk.
"The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate" by Eliza Poor Donner Houghton
I wish we had some milk trees here.
"Among the Trees at Elmridge" by Ella Rodman Church
Then there is the cow tree, which yields a delicious creamy milk.
"Dew Drops, Vol. 37, No. 7, February 15, 1914" by Various
My hired men carry their milk away to the hollow trees and churn it into honey.
"The Light in the Clearing" by Irving Bacheller
They drink the milk, sweet as Amrita, of those milk-yielding trees (already mentioned).
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Stingaree swept through the trees at a gallop, the milk-white mare flashing in the moonlit patches.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
A good walnut-tree is as good to a poor man as a milk-cow.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845." by Various
They saw Christmas trees and stockings galore, And enough milk and cookies, that they'd never need more.
"FreeChildrenStories.com Collection" by Daniel Errico
How was a tree to supply them with a supper of bread and milk?
"Afloat in the Forest" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

The milk-white girls
Unbend from the holly-trees,
And their snow-white leopard
Watches to follow our trace.
"Heather" by Ezra Pound
Night’s sad birds their harsh notes utter’d,
Perching low among the trees;
Emma’s milk-white kirtle flutter’d
Graceful in the rising breeze:
"The Violet-Gatherer (From The Danish Of Oehlenslaeger)" by George Borrow
A rose-flush tender, a thrill, a quiver,
When golden gleams to the tree-tops glide;
A flashing edge for the milk-white river,
The beck, a river—with still sleek tide.
"Divided" by Jean Ingelow
She took me up in her milk-white hand,
And she straik'd me three times o'er her knee;
She chang'd me again to my ain proper shape,
And nae mair do I toddle about the tree.
"Alison Gross" by Andrew Lang
On Milk's gay banks a building fine
So fair and beautiful doth shine,
The spreading trees around it twine,
And blooming flowers;
The rising sun with beams divine,
Shines through their bowers.
"On The Death Of John Simpson, Castlemilk" by Susannah Hawkins
Who hath the breast whose milk doth passions nourish?
Whose grace is such that when it chides doth cherish?
To you, to you, all song of praise is due;
Only through you the tree of life doth flourish.
"Astrophel And Stella-First Song" by Sir Philip Sidney

In news:

Peanuts, nuts grown on trees like wal­nuts and pecans, fish, eggs, shell­fish, milk, soy and wheat.
Staff from Atwood Center went to the Park District's Time 2 Play summer playground sites along with other summer camp sites on July 23 to educate area youth about how to hydrate trees at home using plastic milk jugs they decorated.
Among children, tree nuts are one of the most common food allergies, alongside milk, shellfish and peanuts.
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