Definition of beestings in English:

beestings

plural noun

  • [treated as singular] The first milk produced by a cow or goat after giving birth.

    • ‘Add 2 parts beestings to 1 part water and stir over a fire or stove until it thickens.’
    • ‘One recipe featuring beestings calls for you to leave the kitchen, go to the cow shed and milk the beestings directly into the bowl!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Preferably, the selected cow is a cow, which recently has given birth to a calf, and thus produces beestings.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

beestings

/ˈbiːstɪŋz/