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