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afterings pl (plural only)
- The last milk that is obtained when milking a cow. Often considered the poorest quality of milk.
- All that was left in the cow were the afterings.
- (by extension) the last of any substance that is of a poorer quality than the earlier substance, e.g. the dregs of coffee.
the last of any substance that is of a poorer quality than the earlier substance
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