noun cheese·lip \ˈchēzˌlip, -lə̇p\
variants: or


\-ˌlep, -lə̇p\

Definition of cheeselip



  1. 1 dialectal, British :  rennet

  2. 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 — more at leaf

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a trip made at another's expense

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