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whey

[hwey, wey] /ʰweɪ, weɪ/
noun
1.
a milk serum, separating as liquid from the curd after coagulation, as in cheese making.
Origin of whey
900
before 900; Middle English wheye, Old English hwǣg; cognate with Dutch, Low German wei
Related forms
wheylike, adjective
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whey

/weɪ/
noun
1.
the watery liquid that separates from the curd when the milk is clotted, as in making cheese
Derived Forms
wheyey, wheyish, wheylike, adjective
Word Origin
Old English hwǣg; related to Middle Low German wei, heie, Dutch hui
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Word Origin and History for whey
n.

Old English hwæg "whey," from Proto-Germanic *khwaja- (cf. Middle Dutch wey, Dutch wei), of unknown origin.

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