1. Having a milky look; becoming milky.

2. <botany> Producing milk or a milklike juice or fluid, as the milkweed. See Latex.

Origin: L. Lactescens, p. Pr. Of lactescere to turn to milk, incho. Fr. Lactere to be milky, fr. Lac, lactis, milk: cf. F. Lactescent.

(01 Mar 1998)

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