Cheese rennet
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]


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  • Cheese rennet — Rennet Ren net, n. [AS. rinnan, rennan, to run, cf. gerinnan to curdle, coagulate. [root]11. See {Run}, v.] 1. The inner, or mucous, membrane of the fourth stomach of the calf, or other young ruminant. [1913 Webster] 2. an infusion or preparation …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cheese-rennet — cheeseˈ rennet noun The plant lady s bedstraw, said to have been used formerly as rennet in curdling milk • • • Main Entry: ↑cheese …   Useful english dictionary

  • cheese rennet — noun Etymology: so called from its use as a milk coagulant : yellow bedstraw …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rennet — (pronEng|ˈrɛnɪt) is a natural complex of enzymes produced in any mammalian stomach to digest the mother s milk, and often used in the production of cheese. Rennet contains a proteolytic enzyme (protease) that coagulates the milk, causing it to… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cheese cake — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cheese fly — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cheese mite — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cheese press — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cheese vat — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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