cheese·​lip | \ ˈchēzˌlip, -lə̇p \
variants: or cheeselep \ -​ˌlep , -​lə̇p \
plural -s

Definition of cheeselip

1 dialectal, British : rennet
2 dialectal, British : the dried stomach of a calf

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History and Etymology for 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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“Cheeselip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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