- a nearly transparent, faintly yellow, odorless, and almost tasteless glutinous substance obtained by boiling in water the ligaments, bones, skin, etc., of animals, and forming the basis of jellies, glues, and the like.
- any of various similar substances, as vegetable gelatin.
- a preparation or product in which such an animal or vegetable substance is the essential constituent.
- an edible jelly made of this substance.
- Also called gelatin slide. Theater. a thin sheet made of translucent gelatin colored with an aniline dye, placed over stage lights, and used as a color medium in obtaining lighting effects.
Origin of gelatin
Examples from the Web for gelatin
After all, the brain is as soft as gelatin, and the body can only do so much to protect it.What's Really Killing Athletes With Concussions?
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
December 26, 2013
Meanwhile, bloom five sheets of gelatin in a bowl of warm water.Lights, Camera, Cocktails
August 5, 2011
He heated some oil, stirred in a few sheets of gelatin, let the mixture cool in a baking dish and then sliced it into squares.Home Ec at Harvard
December 6, 2010
Make the soaking syrup by mixing the coffee, sugar, and gelatin with a wire whisk.4 Autumnal Desserts
November 18, 2010
Reduce the heat again, this time to low, and add the gelatin.A Burgundy Wine Feast
July 4, 2010
Medicinal substances may be incorporated with the gelatin mixture.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Add the cold water to the gelatin, and let it stand for five minutes.A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband
Louise Bennett Weaver
We had tombstone for dessert (milk and gelatin flavored with vanilla).Daddy Long-Legs
From the bone and also from the connective tissue, gelatin is dissolved in cooking.Foods and Household Management
Tablets of gelatin are impregnated with sulphate of atropia, as above.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Word Origin and History for gelatin
- A derived protein formed by boiling collagen of animal tissues.
- An odorless, colorless protein substance obtained by boiling a mixture of water and the skin, bones, and tendons of animals. The preparation forms a gel when allowed to cool. It is used in foods, drugs, glue, and film.