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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
whey
noun
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Both dried cream and dried whey are extensively used by the food industries.
▪ But then, we might ask, whey entrust money to the manager?
▪ Casein is the whey in milk and is therefore similar to cheese.
▪ Hard cheeses are more fatty, the whey having been pressed out of the cheese to leave only the fatty curds.
▪ It is actually a scalded curd cheese, the curds being heated in the whey before being drained.
▪ The curd is cut, stirred, and heated with continuous stirring to separate curd and whey.
▪ The curd is immersed in hot water or whey and worked, stretched, and molded while plastic.
▪ Yet if so, whey weren't they cloistered?
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Whey

Whey \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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
whey

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

Wiktionary
whey

n. The liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained in the process of making cheese.

WordNet
whey
  1. n. the serum or watery part of milk that is separated from the curd in making cheese [syn: milk whey]

  2. watery part of milk produced when raw milk sours and coagulates; "Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet eating some curds and whey"

Wikipedia
WHEY

WHEY (88.9 FM, "Hey 88.9") is a non-commercial educational radio station licensed to serve North Muskegon, Michigan, USA. The station is owned and operated by Muskegon Community Radio Broadcast Company.

WHEY broadcasts a Christian Alternative Rock music format serving the Muskegon, Michigan, area.

Whey (unit)

Whey is a unit of weight for Butter and Cheese

Usage examples of "whey".

Kirk of Scotland is linked more than ever with sectaries and antinomians and those, like the bloody and deceitful Cromwell, that would defile the milk of the Word with the sour whey of their human inventions.

One hand fell to the embroidered forepart that showed through the inverted V of her kirtle and she touched one of the flowers done in silks of murrey, russet, and whey.

A capital whey may be made by boiling two ounces of the fruit with two pints of milk, and then straining.

Thou hast let me fall into a trap, and now dost quiver and quake and shiver and shake like a tub of whey on the back of a restive camel: my kingdom is reduced from twelve provinces to twelve square cubits: my subjects from thirty millions unto three, but Bismillah!

Along one wall of the cheeseroom were stoves and cutting boards and presses and a dozen or so dwarfs all up to the elbows in tubs of curds and whey.

They come for the rest cure, for the clear air cure, for the whey cure, for the grape cure.

And the light music of the dropping whey is in my ears, mingling with the twittering of a bird outside the wire network window--the window overlooking the garden, and shaded by tall Guelder roses.

His nanny goat, the colour of whey, gives him her abundant milk and he can make soft cheese that has a unique, rank, amniotic taste.

Even as the train pulls in to the city, she smells of butter and whey.

She cooed and maundered a little longer, and then said she must rest, so I left her sipping her white-wine whey and spent the rest of the evening listening to old Morrison groaning and snarling.