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 for yellow bedstraw
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cheese \Cheese\ (ch[=e]z), n. [OE. chese, AS. c[=e]se, fr. L.
     caseus, LL. casius. Cf. Casein.]
     1. The curd of milk, coagulated usually with rennet,
        separated from the whey, and pressed into a solid mass in
        a hoop or mold.
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     2. A mass of pomace, or ground apples, pressed together in
        the form of a cheese.
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     3. The flat, circular, mucilaginous fruit of the dwarf mallow
        ({Malva rotundifolia). [Colloq.]
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     4. 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. --De Quincey. --Thackeray.
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     Cheese cake, a cake made of or filled with, a composition
        of soft curds, sugar, and butter. --Prior.
  
     Cheese fly (Zool.), a black dipterous insect ({Piophila
        casei) of which the larv[ae] or maggots, called skippers
        or hoppers, live in cheese.
  
     Cheese+mite+(Zool.),+a+minute+mite+({Tryoglyhus+siro">Cheese mite (Zool.), a minute mite ({Tryoglyhus siro) in
        cheese and other articles of food.
  
     Cheese press, a press used in making cheese, to separate
        the whey from the curd, and to press the curd into a mold.
        
  
     Cheese rennet (Bot.), a plant of the Madder family ({Golium
        verum, or yellow bedstraw), sometimes used to coagulate
        milk. The roots are used as a substitute for madder.
  
     Cheese vat, a vat or tub in which the curd is formed and
        cut or broken, in cheese making.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  yellow bedstraw
      n 1: common yellow-flowered perennial bedstraw; North America
           and Europe and Asia [syn: yellow bedstraw, yellow
           cleavers, Our Lady's bedstraw, Galium verum]

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