/lak"tee euhs/, adj. Archaic.
milky; of the color of milk.
[1640-50; < L lacteus; see LACT-, -EOUS]

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  • lacteous — adj. [L. lac, milk] Of white or milky color …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lacteous — adj. milky; having a milky color …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lacteous — lac·te·ous …   English syllables

  • lacteous — /ˈlæktiəs/ (say lakteeuhs) adjective milky; of the colour of milk. {Latin lacteus relating to milk} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • lacteous — ˈlaktēəs adjective Etymology: Latin lacteus of milk, milky, from lact lac milk 1. archaic : milky, white 2. : lacteal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lacteously — Lac te*ous*ly, adv. In a lacteous manner; after the manner of milk. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lacteal — lacteally, adv. /lak tee euhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling milk; milky. 2. Anat. conveying or containing chyle. n. 3. Anat. any of the minute lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic… …   Universalium

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