What is the difference between leaven and yeast?

leaven | yeast |

Yeast is a see also of leaven.

Leaven is a see also of yeast.


As nouns the difference between leaven and yeast

is that leaven is any agent used to make dough rise or to have a similar effect on baked goods while yeast is an often humid, yellowish froth produced by fermenting malt worts, and used to brew beer, leaven bread, and also used in certain medicines.

As verbs the difference between leaven and yeast

is that leaven is to add a leavening agent while yeast is to ferment.

leaven

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any agent used to make dough rise or to have a similar effect on baked goods.
  • (figurative) Anything that makes a general assimilating (especially a corrupting) change in the mass.
  • * Bible, Luke xii. 1
  • Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

    Derived terms

    * leavenless * natural leaven

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To add a leavening agent.
  • To cause to rise by fermentation.
  • (figuratively) To temper an action or decision.
  • *
  • With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get
  • To imbue; to infect; to vitiate.
  • * Milton
  • With these and the like deceivable doctrines, he leavens also his prayer.

    Derived terms

    * leavened * leavening * unleavened

    See also

    * yeast

    yeast

    English

    (wikipedia yeast)

    Noun

  • An often humid, yellowish froth produced by fermenting malt worts, and used to brew beer, leaven bread, and also used in certain medicines.
  • A single-celled fungus of a wide variety of taxonomic families.
  • *
  • # A true yeast or budding yeast in order Saccharomycetales.
  • ## , Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • ### A compressed cake or dried granules of this substance used for mixing with flour to make bread dough rise.
  • ## brewer's yeast, certain species of Saccharomyces'', principally ''Saccharomyces cerevisiae and .
  • # Candida , a ubiquitous fungus that can cause various kinds of infections in humans.
  • ## The resulting infection, candidiasis.
  • (figuratively) A frothy foam.
  • * 1851 , Herman Melville, Moby-Dick :
  • But what most puzzled and confounded you was a long, limber, portentous, black mass of something hovering in the centre of the picture over three blue, dim, perpendicular lines floating in a nameless yeast .

    Derived terms

    * active dry yeast * * brewer's yeast * red yeast rice * true yeast * yeast extract * yeast infection * yeasty

    See also

    * leaven * nutritional yeast

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To ferment.
  • (of something prepared with a yeasted dough) To rise.
  • (African American Vernacular English, slang) To exaggeratehttp://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/cgi-bin/res.pl?keyword=Yeasting&offset=0
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