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whey

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noun \ˈhwā, ˈwā\

Simple Definition of whey

  • : the watery part of milk that forms after the milk becomes thick and sour

Full Definition of whey

  1. :  the watery part of milk that is separated from the coagulable part or curd especially in the process of making cheese and that is rich in lactose, minerals, and vitamins and contains lactalbumin and traces of fat

whey·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of whey

  1. The curd has separated from the whey.



Origin of whey

Middle English, from Old English hwæg; akin to Middle Dutch wey whey


First Known Use: before 12th century


WHEY Defined for Kids

whey

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noun \ˈhwā, ˈwā\

Definition of whey

  1. :  the watery part that separates from the curd after milk sours and thickens




Medical Dictionary

noun \ˈhwā, ˈwā\

Medical Definition of whey

  1. :  the serum or watery part of milk that is separated from the coagulable part or curd especially in the process of making cheese and that is rich in lactose, minerals, and vitamins and contains lactalbumin and traces of fat




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