Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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MELG, n. The milt or sperm of a male fish (Abd. 1825 Jam.; Bnff., Abd. 1962). Abd. 1929 1 :
Gie the bairns the melgs fried, it's terrible fine an' licht aitin' for them.

[Gael. mealg, id., a borrowing from Scand. Cf. Icel. mjólkvi, Dan. melke, id., prob. orig. cog. with milk, which occurs in the sense of milt in Mid.Eng. Cf. note to Maak.]

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