yellow bedstraw
Cheese Cheese (ch[=e]z), n. [OE. chese, AS. c[=e]se, fr. L. caseus, LL. casius. Cf. {Casein}.] 1. The curd of milk, coagulated usually with rennet, separated from the whey, and pressed into a solid mass in a hoop or mold. [1913 Webster]

2. A mass of pomace, or ground apples, pressed together in the form of a cheese. [1913 Webster]

3. The flat, circular, mucilaginous fruit of the dwarf mallow ({Malva rotundifolia}). [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

4. A low courtesy; -- so called on account of the cheese form assumed by a woman's dress when she stoops after extending the skirts by a rapid gyration. --De Quincey. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

{Cheese cake}, a cake made of or filled with, a composition of soft curds, sugar, and butter. --Prior.

{Cheese fly} (Zo["o]l.), a black dipterous insect ({Piophila casei}) of which the larv[ae] or maggots, called skippers or hoppers, live in cheese.

{Cheese mite} (Zo["o]l.), a minute mite ({Tryoglyhus siro}) in cheese and other articles of food.

{Cheese press}, a press used in making cheese, to separate the whey from the curd, and to press the curd into a mold.

{Cheese rennet} (Bot.), a plant of the Madder family ({Golium verum}, or {yellow bedstraw}), sometimes used to coagulate milk. The roots are used as a substitute for madder.

{Cheese vat}, a vat or tub in which the curd is formed and cut or broken, in cheese making. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • yellow bedstraw — tikrasis lipikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos dažinis, rauginis, vaistinis augalas (Galium verum), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Galium verum angl. yellow bedstraw; lady s bedstraw… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • yellow bedstraw — noun common yellow flowered perennial bedstraw; North America and Europe and Asia • Syn: ↑yellow cleavers, ↑Our Lady s bedstraw, ↑Galium verum • Hypernyms: ↑bedstraw * * * noun : a common yellow flowered bedstraw ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • bedstraw — /bed straw /, n. a rubiaceous plant, Galium verum, or some allied species, formerly used as straw for stuffing mattresses. [1350 1400; late ME; see BED, STRAW] * * * Any low perennial herbaceous plant of the genus Galium, in the madder family,… …   Universalium

  • yellow cleavers — noun common yellow flowered perennial bedstraw; North America and Europe and Asia • Syn: ↑yellow bedstraw, ↑Our Lady s bedstraw, ↑Galium verum • Hypernyms: ↑bedstraw * * * noun plural but singular or plural in construction …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bedstraw — Bed straw , n. 1. Straw put into a bed. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A genus of slender herbs, usually with square stems, whorled leaves, and small white flowers. [1913 Webster] {Our Lady s bedstraw}, which has yellow flowers, is {Galium… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedstraw — n. 1 any herbaceous plant of the genus Galium, once used as straw for bedding. 2 (in full Our Lady s bedstraw) a bedstraw, G. verum, with yellow flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • bedstraw — noun a plant of the madder family with small pointed leaves and hairy stems with small, white or yellow flowers …   Wiktionary

  • Our Lady's bedstraw — noun common yellow flowered perennial bedstraw; North America and Europe and Asia • Syn: ↑yellow bedstraw, ↑yellow cleavers, ↑Galium verum • Hypernyms: ↑bedstraw * * * (Our) Lady s bedstraw see ↑bedstraw under ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady's bedstraw — noun Etymology: from earlier our lady s bedstraw, after Our Lady, the Virgin Mary : yellow bedstraw * * * (Our) Lady s bedstraw see ↑bedstraw under ↑bed1 • • • Main Entry: ↑lady …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady's bedstraw — tikrasis lipikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos dažinis, rauginis, vaistinis augalas (Galium verum), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Galium verum angl. yellow bedstraw; lady s bedstraw… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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