Milt vs Millet - What's the difference?

milt | millet |

As a noun milt

is the spleen, especially of an animal bred for food.

As a verb milt

is to impregnate (the roe of a fish) with milt.

As a proper noun millet is





(en noun)
  • The spleen, especially of an animal bred for food.
  • *, II.12:
  • we see that certaine apprehensions engender a blushing-red colour, others a palenesse; that some imagination doth only worke in the milt , another in the braine.
  • * 1983 , Robert Nye, The Facts of Life :
  • Adam Kadmon had pneumonia. Friar Goat cured it by tying a bullock’s milt to the soles of the lad’s feet, and burying the milt afterwards. Adam Kadmon immediately contracted the thrush.
  • Fish semen.
  • Derived terms

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    * (fish semen) soft roe, white roe


    (en verb)
  • To impregnate (the roe of a fish) with milt.
  • millet


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m); ultimately from (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


  • Any of a group of various types of grass or its grains used as food, widely cultivated in the developing world.
  • Hyponyms
    * (food grains)
    Coordinate terms
    Derived terms
    * barnyard millet * broom corn millet * browntop millet * common millet * finger millet * foxtail millet * Guinea millet * hog millet * Japanese millet * kodo millet * little millet * milletgrass, millet grass * pearl millet * proso millet * white millet

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (historical) A semi-autonomous confessional community under the Ottoman Empire, especially a non-Muslim one.
  • * 2007 , Elizabeth Roberts, Realm of the Black Mountain , Hurst & Co. 2007, page 14:
  • in support for a common Serbian Orthodox Church, the one traditional institution permitted to exist under the Ottoman millet system which sought to rule subject peoples indirectly through their own religious hierarchies.
  • * 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, page 262:
  • Christians and Jews as People of the Book were organized into separate communities, or millets , defined by their common practice of the same religion, which was guaranteed as protected as long as it was primarily practised in private.