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beestings

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Pronunciation: /ˈbiːstɪŋz
 
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Definition of beestings in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The first milk produced by a cow or goat after giving birth.
Example sentences
  • Yellow beestings mixed with milk are poured in an animal's stomach or gut and boiled with meat.
  • Very high in protein, beestings is used in Spain for the production of Armada, a strong, semi-firm cheese.
  • Add 2 parts beestings to 1 part water and stir over a fire or stove until it thickens.

Origin

Old English bȳsting, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch biest and German Biest(milch).

Words that rhyme with beestings

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