i·sin·glass / ˈīzənˌglas; ˈīzing-/ • n. a kind of gelatin obtained from fish, esp. sturgeon, and used in making jellies, glue, etc., and for clarifying ale. ∎ mica or a similar material in thin transparent sheets.
isinglass gelatin obtained from air-bladder of sturgeon, etc., fish-glue. XVI (isomglas, ison-). With assim. to glass — early Du. †huysenblas, f. †huys(en) sturgeon + †blas (mod. blaas) bladder.
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