whey

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a residue from milk after the casein and most of the fat have been removed. Whey is used as pig feed.

Food

  • The translucent liquid which is formed when coagulated milk separates into a semi-solid portion (curds) and a liquid portion (whey). It contains most of the lactose of the milk and a small amount of protein and fat. Usually a waste product but sometimes boiled or acidified to separate more solids from which a kind of cheese is made.

Travel

  • noun the watery liquid that separates from the solid part of milk when it turns sour or when enzymes are added in cheese making.
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