brewer's yeast definition

  • noun:
    • A yeast for the genus Saccharomyces, utilized as a ferment in brewing as well as as a source of B-complex nutrients.
    • Any live yeast found in brewing or yeast obtained as a by-product of brewing, dried and killed, and used as health yeast.
    • fungus used in fermenting beer
    • made use of as a leaven in baking and brewing
    • A yeast of genus Saccharomyces, utilized as a ferment in brewing also as a source of B-complex nutrients.
    • Any live yeast used in brewing or fungus acquired as a by-product of brewing, dried out and killed, and used as health fungus.
    • yeast used in fermenting alcohol
    • made use of as a leaven in cooking and brewing

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