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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A commercial preparation consisting of dried cells of one or more strains of the fungus Saccharomyces cerevisiae, used as a leavening in baking.

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  • n. used as a leaven in baking and brewing

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