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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Continue adding the liquid, whisking the entire time. Pour the liquid through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any clumps of gelatin or matcha. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Amanda Haas shares her signature recipes," 14 Sep. 2019 But the third course confounded me — the exceptionally fresh and creamy spot prawn, blended with soy milk, Cointreau and orange juice and topped with beet gelatin, was even better than the three star dishes. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Get ready for a long night — and to have your mind blown — at Arama," 15 Aug. 2019 The hollow spheres are made of polyurethane filled with gelatin, ballistic powder and water, which simulates a human skull and brain. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Paleolithic cold case file: Was this man murdered 33,000 years ago?," 3 July 2019 Valid medical reasons include when a child is undergoing chemotherapy, has a gelatin allergy or suffers from a severe immunodeficiency disorder, Governing magazine reports. NBC News, "Jessica Biel denies she's anti-vaccination after lobbying against California bill," 13 June 2019 This will help distribute the fat more evenly. Pour 1/2 cup of the coconut milk into a medium bowl, and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Amanda Haas shares her signature recipes," 14 Sep. 2019 George, who manufactured pure fentanyl obtained from China into gelatin tablets, was prosecuted by federal authorities in Oklahoma. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Clairemont man sentenced to prison for selling drugs on dark web," 20 Aug. 2019 For instance, common cosmetic ingredients such as lanolin (derived from sheep’s wool), gelatin (often derived from animal bones), and glycerin (which may be derived from animal fat) are not vegan, but sometimes may be created from plant sources. Claire Gillespie, SELF, "A Beginner’s Guide to Vegan and Cruelty-Free Makeup and Skin Care," 12 July 2019 Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and let sit for 5 minutes. The Casserole Queens, Woman's Day, "Chocolate Icebox Cake," 26 Apr. 2013

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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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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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