baker's yeast

noun

Definition of baker's yeast

: a yeast (such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae) used or suitable for use as a leavening agent

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Recent Examples on the Web Many are asking for recipes that don't require baker's yeast or flour, which can be difficult to find on grocery store shelves as people buy in bulk to stock their pantries. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "This Phoenix baker's recipes made her Insta-famous. But the pandemic gave her new purpose," 27 Apr. 2020 As millions of Americans hunker down at home, the coronavirus outbreak has led to runs on everything from toilet paper to baker's yeast. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Seed companies can't keep up as more Americans turn to growing their own food," 14 Apr. 2020 The researchers found that Yarrowia lipolytica, a relative of baker's yeast, could survive by feeding on a component of human urine. Knvul Sheikh, Scientific American, "Microbes Could Recycle Astronauts’ Waste to Make Nutrients and Tools," 1 Nov. 2017 The researchers found that Yarrowia lipolytica, a relative of baker's yeast, could survive by feeding on a component of human urine. Knvul Sheikh, Scientific American, "Microbes Could Recycle Astronauts’ Waste to Make Nutrients and Tools," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of baker's yeast

1805, in the meaning defined above

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“Baker's yeast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baker%27s%20yeast. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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baker's yeast

noun

Medical Definition of baker's yeast

: a yeast (as Saccharomyces cerevisiae) used or suitable for use as leaven

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