cheeselep

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • cheeselip
  • cheeselop, cheeslib, chislock, choslip (dialectal)
  • keeslip (Scotland)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English cheslip (rennet), from Old English cȳslybb, cīeslybb (rennet, literally cheese medicine, cheese potion), equivalent to cheese +‎ lib. Cognate with Middle Dutch kaeslibbe (rennet), Middle High German kǣselap (rennet, acidic liquid).

NounEdit

cheeselep (plural cheeseleps)

  1. The dried stomach of a calf, used for curdling milk for cheese.
  2. Rennet.
  3. A bag in which rennet is kept.

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 27 August 2013, at 15:30