wheylike

whey

[hwey, wey]
noun
a milk serum, separating as liquid from the curd after coagulation, as in cheese making.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English wheye, Old English hwǣg; cognate with Dutch, Low German wei

wheylike, adjective
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whey (weɪ)
 
n
the watery liquid that separates from the curd when the milk is clotted, as in making cheese
 
[Old English hwǣg; related to Middle Low German wei, heie, Dutch hui]
 
'wheyey
 
adj
 
'wheyish
 
adj
 
'wheylike
 
adj

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whey
O.E. hwæg "whey," from P.Gmc. *khwaja- (cf. M.Du. wey, Du. wei), of unknown origin.
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