A male fish that is ready to breed.
Variant of milt
- the reproductive glands of male fishes, esp. when filled with germ cells and the milky fluid containing them
- such cells and fluid; fish sperm
Origin of miltMiddle English milte, probably ; from Scandinavian (as in Norwegian milt, mjelte), altered (infl. by Old Norse milti, spleen) ; from base of Old Norse mjolk, milk
breeding: said of male fishes
to fertilize (fish roe) with milt