Definition of cheeselip
1 dialectal, British : rennet
2 dialectal, British : the dried stomach of a calf
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Origin and Etymology of cheeselip
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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