- The curd of milk, coagulated usually with rennet, separated from the whey, and pressed into a solid mass in a hoop or mold.
- A mass of pomace, or ground apples, pressed together in the form of a cheese.
- The flat, circular, mucilaginous fruit of the dwarf mallow (Malva rotundifolia).(Colloq)
- A low courtesy; -- so called on account of the cheese form assumed by a woman's dress when she stoops after extending the skirts by a rapid gyration.
Etymology: OE. chese, AS. cēse, fr. L. caseus, LL. casius. Cf. Casein