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  Definition of yeast
  1. any of various single-celled fungi that reproduce asexually by budding or division
  2. a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey
Similar Words: barm

 

Hyponyms: baker's yeast, brewer's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, wine-maker's yeast, Saccharomyces ellipsoides, yeast cake, mother

 

Member Meronyms: Endomycetales, order Endomycetales

 

Anagrams: Yeats

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 酵母   Danish: gær  
Dutch: gist   Estonian: pärm  
Finnish: hiiva   French: levure  
German: Hefe   Greek: μαγιά  
Icelandic: ger   Irish: gabháil and giosta  
Italian: lievito   Japanese: イースト菌 and 酵母  
Korean: 효모   Polish: drożdże  
Russian: дрожжи   Spanish: levadura  
Swedish: jäst  
 
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