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lactĕus , a, um, adj. lac.
I. Of milk, milky; full of milk (mostly poet.).
A. Lit.: “umor,Ov. M. 15, 79: “ubera,Verg. G. 2, 525.—
B. In partic., milk-drinking, sucking: “vernae,Mart. 3, 58, 22: “porcus,id. 3, 47, 12.—
II. Transf., milk-white, milkcolored, milky: “colla,Verg. A. 8, 660: “cervix,id. ib. 10, 137: “gemma,Mart. 8, 45, 2: circulus, the Gr. γαλαξίας κύκλος, the Milky Way, Cic. Rep. 6, 16, 16; also, “via,Ov. M. 1, 168.—
B. Illa Livi lactea ubertas, pure, Quint. 10, 1, 32.
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