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whey

[ wey, hwey ]
/ weɪ, ʰweɪ /
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noun
a milk serum, separating as liquid from the curd after coagulation, as in cheesemaking.
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Origin of whey

First recorded before 900; Middle English whei(e), whai(e), wei, Old English hwæg, hwæig, hwǣg, hweg; cognate with Dutch, Low German wei

OTHER WORDS FROM whey

whey·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for whey

whey
/ (weɪ) /

noun
the watery liquid that separates from the curd when the milk is clotted, as in making cheese

Derived forms of whey

wheyey, wheyish or wheylike, adjective

Word Origin for whey

Old English hwǣg; related to Middle Low German wei, heie, Dutch hui
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