gelatin (ˈdʒɛlətɪn)

/ (ˈdʒɛləˌtiːn) /

  1. a colourless or yellowish water-soluble protein prepared by boiling animal hides and bones: used in foods, glue, photographic emulsions, etc

  2. an edible jelly made of this substance, sweetened and flavoured

  1. any of various substances that resemble gelatine

  2. Also called (informal): gel a translucent substance used for colour effects in theatrical lighting

Origin of gelatine

C19: from French gélatine, from Medieval Latin gelātina, from Latin gelāre to freeze

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