Last modified on 19 November 2013, at 05:09
Apparently from obsolete Dutch huisenblas, German Hausenblase (“sturgeon's bladder”).
isinglass (usually uncountable, plural isinglasses)
- A form of gelatine obtained from the air bladder of the sturgeon and certain other fish, used as an adhesive and as a clarifying agent for wine and beer.
- A thin, transparent sheet of mica.
- 1943, Oscar Hammerstein II, "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top", Oklahoma! (libretto):
- The dashboard's genuine leather, / With isinglass curtains y' can roll right down, / In case there's a change in the weather.
gelatine obtained from fish