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GELATIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gelatin mean? 

GELATIN (noun)
  The noun GELATIN has 3 senses:

1. a colorless water-soluble glutinous protein obtained from animal tissues such as bone and skin
2. an edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods
3. a thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects

  Familiarity information: GELATIN used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GELATIN (noun)


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Meaning:

A colorless water-soluble glutinous protein obtained from animal tissues such as bone and skin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

gelatin; gelatine

Hypernyms ("gelatin" is a kind of...):

albuminoid; scleroprotein (a simple protein found in horny and cartilaginous tissues and in the lens of the eye)


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Meaning:

An edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

gelatin; jelly

Hypernyms ("gelatin" is a kind of...):

dainty; delicacy; goody; kickshaw; treat (something considered choice to eat)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gelatin"):

calf's-foot jelly (a savory jelly made with gelatin obtained by boiling calves' feet)

gelatin dessert (jellied dessert made with gelatin and fruit juice or water)

aspic (savory jelly based on fish or meat stock used as a mold for meats or vegetables)


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Meaning:

A thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

gel; gelatin

Hypernyms ("gelatin" is a kind of...):

membrane (a thin pliable sheet of material)


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