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.

(Cheese"lep) n. [Cf. Keslop.] A bag in which rennet is kept.

(Cheese"mon`ger) n. One who deals in cheese. B. Jonson.

(Cheese"par`ing) n. A thin portion of the rind of a cheese.a. Scrimping; mean; as, cheeseparing economy.

(Chees"i*ness) n. The quality of being cheesy.

(Chees"y) a. Having the nature, qualities, taste, form, consistency, or appearance of cheese.

(Chee"tah) n. [Hind. chita.] (Zoöl.) A species of leopard (Cynælurus jubatus) tamed and used for hunting in India. The woolly cheetah of South Africa is C. laneus. [Written also chetah.]

(||Chef) n. [F.]

1. A chief of head person.

2. The head cook of large establishment, as a club, a family, etc.

3. (Her.) Same as Chief.

(||Chef`-d'œuvre") n.; pl. Chefs-d'œuvre [F.] A masterpiece; a capital work in art, literature, etc.

(Cheg"oe Cheg"re) , n. See Chigoe.

(Chei"lo*plas`ty) n. [Gr. a lip + -plasty.] (Surg.) The process of forming an artificial tip or part of a lip, by using for the purpose a piece of healthy tissue taken from some neighboring part.

(||Chei*lop"o*da) n. [NL.] (Zoöl.) See Chilopoda.

(Chei*rop"ter) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Cheiroptera.

(||Chei*rop"te*ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. chei`r hand + ptero`n wing.] (Zoöl.) An order of mammalia, including the bats, having four toes of each of the anterior limbs elongated and connected by a web, so that they can be used like wings in flying. See Bat.

(Chei*rop"ter*ous) a. (Zoöl.) Belonging to the Cheiroptera, or Bat family.

(||Chei*rop`te*ryg"i*um) n.; pl. Cheiropterygia [NL., fr. Gr. hand + wing, fin.] (Anat.) The typical pentadactyloid limb of the higher vertebrates.

(Chei*ros"o*phy) n. [Gr. hand + knowledge.] The art of reading character as it is delineated in the hand.

Chei*ros"o*phist n.

(||Chei`ro*the"ri*um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. hand + beast.] (Poleon.) A genus of extinct animals, so named from fossil footprints rudely resembling impressions of the human hand, and believed to have been made by labyrinthodont reptiles. See Illustration in Appendix.

the curd, and to press the curd into a mold.

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