cheeselip

noun

cheese·​lip
ˈchēzˌlip,
-lə̇p
variants or cheeselep
-ˌlep,
-lə̇p
plural -s
1
dialectal, British : rennet
2
dialectal, British : the dried stomach of a calf

Word History

Etymology

Middle English cheslypp, cheslep, from Old English cēselybb, from cēse cheese + lybb medicinal herb, poison, magic; akin to Old High German luppi sap, poison, magic, Old Norse lyf medicinal herb, poison, magic, Gothic lubjaleisei magic, Old Irish luib herb, Old English lēaf leaf

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“Cheeselip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheeselip. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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