isinglass

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a pure soluble gelatin, used to make alcoholic drinks clear; formerly used to preserve eggs

Food

  • An extract from the buoyancy bladders of fish used to clarify liquids especially wine. Can be used as a gelling agent.
  • A solution of sodium silicate in water used to preserve eggs by its reaction with the shell which makes it impervious to air

Wine

  • a type of gelatin obtained from freshwater sturgeon fish and once used in fining red wines. It is now replaced mostly by gelatin made from cattle bones.
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