gelatin

noun
gel·​a·​tin | \ ˈje-lə-tən How to pronounce gelatin (audio) \
variants: or less commonly gelatine

Definition of gelatin

1 : glutinous material obtained from animal tissues by boiling especially : a colloidal protein used as a food, in photography, and in medicine
2a : any of various substances (such as agar) resembling gelatin
b : an edible jelly made with gelatin

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South San Francisco startup Clara Foods bioengineers yeast cells to create egg white protein, while Geltor in San Leandro makes gelatin in a lab; both plan to have products on the market in 2020. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area company releases ice cream made with real dairy but no cows, at $20 a pint," 11 July 2019 Only two plants in North Carolina produce cellulose and gelatin capsules domestically, making about 10 billion a year. Rachel Layne, CBS News, "Instant Pots to bibles: Where Trump's China tariffs could hit," 25 June 2019 Two courses later, something jiggly came out, with meat gelatin. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "A conversation with Naomi Levy of Better Sorts Social Club," 24 June 2019 Place the saucepan over low heat and allow the cream to heat slowly, whisking gently, for 4 to 5 minutes until the gelatin dissolves completely; do not allow the cream to come to a boil. Jill O'connor, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cookbook celebrates versatility of oranges," 26 Mar. 2018 Vanilla Pastry Cream 750g milk 2 vanilla beans, split and scraped 2g kosher salt ½ gelatin leaf 180g egg yolks 188g sugar 60g flour 1. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "How to make the best banana cream pie ever," 4 Dec. 2018 Heat the remaining tablespoon rum, and stir in to the gelatin mixture until dissolved. Country Living, "Pumpkin Mousse," 24 July 2017 Bloom the gelatin in a small bowl of cold water and add it to the pear puree; mix well and transfer to a bowl. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Recipe: Pear Charlotte Cake," 18 Nov. 2015 Pour 1/4 cup milk into a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin on top. Brooke Parkhurst, Redbook, "5 Pies in a Jar to Make This Fall," 1 Oct. 2012

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First Known Use of gelatin

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gelatin

French gélatine edible jelly, gelatin, from Italian gelatina, from gelato, past participle of gelare to freeze, from Latin — more at cold

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The first known use of gelatin was in 1800

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gelatin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gelatin

: a clear substance that is made by boiling animal bones or tissues and that is used in making jelly
: a food made with gelatin

gelatin

noun
gel·​a·​tin | \ ˈje-lə-tᵊn How to pronounce gelatin (audio) \

Kids Definition of gelatin

1 : a gummy or sticky protein obtained by boiling animal tissues and used especially as food
2 : an edible jelly made with gelatin

gelatin

noun
gel·​a·​tin
variants: also gelatine \ ˈjel-​ət-​ən How to pronounce gelatine (audio) \

Medical Definition of gelatin

1 : glutinous material obtained from animal tissues by boiling especially : a colloidal protein used as a food, in photography, and in medicine
2a : any of various substances (as agar) resembling gelatin
b : an edible jelly made with gelatin

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