gelatin

noun
gel·a·tin | \ˈje-lə-tən \
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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Fill a clear plastic cup ¼ of the way with the orange gelatin. Julia Sherman, New York Times, "A Cookbook of Artists’ Creative Summer Desserts," 22 June 2018 Stir the gelatin into the chocolate mixture until melted and smooth. The Casserole Queens, Woman's Day, "Chocolate Icebox Cake," 26 Apr. 2013 Stir the dissolved gelatin into the strawberry mixture. Susan Selasky, charlotteobserver, "Celebrate the Fourth with minimal fuss, maximum flavor," 3 July 2018 Mix gelatin, sugar, syrup, cornstarch and water together in a medium saucepan. Julia Sherman, New York Times, "A Cookbook of Artists’ Creative Summer Desserts," 22 June 2018 While the most valuable parts today are those sold as ground beef or steaks, remnants such as bones, blood and fat end up in things like fertilizer, gelatin, medicines and textiles. Lydia Mulvany And Lindsey Rupp, latimes.com, "As leather shoes drop out of favor, cattle hides pile up," 12 June 2018 Place dissolved gelatin and cream back into stand mixer and whip until stiff peaks form. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Menu at Porch, Louisville's newest downtown hit, 'speaks to everyone'," 15 May 2018 Prepare the Frosting: Place water in a small microwavable bowl, and sprinkle with gelatin; let stand 5 minutes. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Success with this Fourth of July cake is worth celebrating," 30 June 2018 In a small bowl, combine the gelatin and hot water and stir until fully dissolved; let cool. Susan Selasky, charlotteobserver, "Celebrate the Fourth with minimal fuss, maximum flavor," 3 July 2018

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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 \

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 \

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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