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Meaning of WHEY

Pronunciation:  wey

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  watery part of milk produced when raw milk sours and coagulates; "Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet eating some curds and whey"
  2. [n]  the serum or watery part of milk that is separated from the curd in making cheese
 

WHEY is a 4 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: milk whey
 
 See Also: blood serum, dairy product, serum

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Whey\, n. [AS. hw[ae]g; cf. D. wei, hui, Fries. weye, LG.
wey, waje. ]
The serum, or watery part, of milk, separated from the more
thick or coagulable part, esp. in the process of making
cheese.

Note: In this process, the thick part is called {curd}, and
      the thin part whey.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The fluid protion of milk that separates from curd.
 

 

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