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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheese  \Cheese\,  n.  [OE.  chese,  AS  c[=e]se,  fr  L.  caseus,  LL 
  casius.  Cf  {Casein}.] 
  1.  The  curd  of  milk,  coagulated  usually  with  rennet, 
  separated  from  the  whey,  and  pressed  into  a  solid  mass  in 
  a  hoop  or  mold. 
 
  2.  A  mass  of  pomace,  or  ground  apples,  pressed  together  in 
  the  form  of  a  cheese. 
 
  3.  The  flat,  circular,  mucilaginous  fruit  of  the  dwarf  mallow 
  ({Malva  rotundifolia}).  [Colloq.] 
 
  4.  A  low  courtesy;  --  so  called  on  account  of  the  cheese  form 
  assumed  by  a  woman's  dress  when  she  stoops  after  extending 
  the  skirts  by  a  rapid  gyration.  --De  Quincey.  --Thackeray. 
 
  {Cheese  cake},  a  cake  made  of  or  filled  with  a  composition 
  of  soft  curds,  sugar,  and  butter.  --Prior. 
 
  {Cheese  fly}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  black  dipterous  insect  ({Piophila 
  casei})  of  which  the  larv[ae]  or  maggots,  called  skippers 
  or  hoppers,  live  in  cheese. 
 
  {Cheese  mite}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  minute  mite  ({Tryoglyhus  siro}) 
  in  cheese  and  other  articles  of  food. 
 
  {Cheese  press},  a  press  used  in  making  cheese,  to  separate 
  the  whey  from  the  curd,  and  to  press  the  curd  into  a  mold. 
 
 
  {Cheese  rennet}  (Bot.),  a  plant  of  the  Madder  family  ({Golium 
  verum},  or  {yellow  bedstraw}),  sometimes  used  to  coagulate 
  milk.  The  roots  are  used  as  a  substitute  for  madder. 
 
  {Cheese  vat},  a  vat  or  tub  in  which  the  curd  is  formed  and 
  cut  or  broken,  in  cheese  making. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cheese 
  n  1:  a  solid  food  prepared  from  the  pressed  curd  of  milk 
  2:  erect  or  decumbent  Old  World  perennial  with  axillary 
  clusters  of  rosy-purple  flowers;  introduced  in  United 
  States  [syn:  {tall  mallow},  {high  mallow},  {cheeseflower}, 
  {Malva  sylvestris}] 
  v  1:  used  in  the  imperative:  "Cheese  it!" 
  2:  wind  onto  a  cheese,  as  of  yarn 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cheese 
  (A.S.  cese).  This  word  occurs  three  times  in  the  Authorized 
  Version  as  the  translation  of  three  different  Hebrew  words:  (1.) 
  1  Sam.  17:18,  "ten  cheeses;"  i.e.,  ten  sections  of  curd.  (2.)  2 
  Sam.  17:29,  "cheese  of  kine"  =  perhaps  curdled  milk  of  kine.  The 
  Vulgate  version  reads  "fat  calves."  (3.)  Job  10:10,  curdled  milk 
  is  meant  by  the  word 
 




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