a milk serum, separating as liquid from the curd after coagulation, as in cheese making.
Origin of whey
before 900; Middle English wheye, Old English hwǣg; cognate with Dutch, Low German wei
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If made with nicety it is the most delicate of all sweets; if cooked till it wheys it is hardly eatable.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)
Mrs. F.L. Gillette
the watery liquid that separates from the curd when the milk is clotted, as in making cheese
Word Origin for whey
Old English hwǣg; related to Middle Low German wei, heie, Dutch hui
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Old English hwæg "whey," from Proto-Germanic *khwaja- (cf. Middle Dutch wey, Dutch wei), of unknown origin.
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