Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus Saccharomyces, especially S. cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting carbohydrates. (noun)
Any of various similar fungi. (noun)
Froth consisting of yeast cells together with the carbon dioxide they produce in the process of fermentation, present in or added to fruit juices and other substances in the production of alcoholic beverages. (noun)
A powdered or compressed commercial preparation, having yeast cells and inert material such as meal and used chiefly as a leavening agent or as a dietary supplement. (noun)
Foam; froth. (noun)
An agent of ferment or activity: political agitators who are the yeast of revolution. (noun)
To ferment. (verb-intransitive)
To froth or foam. (verb-intransitive)
Examples of word yeast
Their flavor become more intense and complex with the longer the yeast is allowed to develop.
Set aside for 5-10 minutes, until the yeast is activated and bubbly.
Just let me know what the name of the yeast is and where I might find it.
The microscopic plants which we call yeast are widely distributed in the air, and float around there until chance brings them in contact with a substance favorable to their growth, such as fruit juices and moist warm batter.
When the fermentation has gone on so long that the yeast begins to look brown, the beer should be tunned; that is, the yeast is removed, and the beer is put into the casks in which it is to remain; and, in general, the beer is not taken down into the cellar till at this period.