from The Century Dictionary.

  • See gelatin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as gelatin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a protein derived through partial hydrolysis of the collagen extracted from animal skin, bones, cartilage, ligaments, etc.
  • noun an edible jelly made from this material
  • noun a thin, translucent membrane used as a filter for photography or for theatrical lighting effects

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a colorless water-soluble glutinous protein obtained from animal tissues such as bone and skin


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From French gélatine ("jelly, gel"), from Italian gelatina ("jelly, gel"), from gelare ("to freeze"), from Latin gelare ("to freeze").


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