Dry yeast, for use in baking. (3)



  • 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 frothy foam.



  • From Middle English yest, yeest, gest, gist, from Old English ġist, ġyst, from Proto-West Germanic *jestu, from Proto-Germanic *jestuz. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Jääst, West Frisian gêst, gist, Dutch gist, German Low German Gest, German Gischt, Swedish jäst, Norwegian jest, Icelandic jöstur.

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