1. [ noun ] (food) usually colorless protein obtained by boiling skin or bones or connective tissue of animals; usually available as dried granules or powder
Synonyms: gel
Related terms: membrane foodstuff
2. [ noun ] (food) an edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods
Synonyms: jelly
Related terms: dainty calf's-foot_jelly gelatin_dessert aspic jellify
3. [ noun ] (chemistry,zoology,biochemistry) a colorless water-soluble glutinous protein obtained from animal tissues such as bone and skin
Synonyms: gelatine
Related terms: scleroprotein gelatinize
4. [ noun ] (theater) a thin membrane of translucent gelatin used over stage lights for color effects
Related terms: membrane
Similar spelling:   gelatine