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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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 Served on a bed of lettuce leaves, Perfection Salad consists of a blend of shredded carrots and cabbage with celery pieces all encased in lime gelatin. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Annual small-town school gathering a nostalgic tribute," 27 Apr. 2018 An original, silver gelatin print by Adams is truly a sight to behold. WSJ, "Photography Is Still Shaped By Ansel Adams’s Vision," 21 Dec. 2018 Stir 1 tablespoon rum and 1 teaspoon gelatin together in a small bowl. Country Living, "Pumpkin Mousse," 24 July 2017 The bones in trotters and shanks provide gelatin, which thickens the stew. Catherine M. Allchin, The Seattle Times, "Packed with flavor and prettily potted, the traditional Alsatian stew baeckeoffe is rich wintertime comfort," 11 Dec. 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 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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