from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A beverage made of milk, flavoring, and ice cream, shaken or whipped until foamy. Also called shake; also called regionally cabinet, frappe, velvet.
  • n. New England A beverage made of milk and flavored syrup, whipped until foamy.


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  • An eight-ounce glass of Coca-Cola, Sprite or Lipton Extra Sweet Tea is roughly 100 calories; a chocolate milk shake about the same size has almost 300 calories.

    Skinny, low-calorie beverages for hot summer days

  • Not feeling strongly about it one way or the other, Megan acquiesced, and the friends drove to Hanksville for gas and a hamburger and milk shake at a greasy spoon called Stan’s.

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  • I even ordered a batido de mamé, a uniquely flavored Cuban milk shake that tastes something like a combination of watermelon, peach, and mango.

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