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Rodent Vocabulary [Dec. 1st, 2007|05:00 pm]
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caseous (KAY-see-uhs) adjective

    Of or resembling cheese. Cheese-like.
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[User Picture]From: captpackrat
2007-12-02 03:15 am (UTC)
Quesadillous (kay-sah-DEE-us) adjective

Of or resembling a quesadilla.
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[User Picture]From: kai_ta_loipa
2007-12-02 05:38 am (UTC)
from the Latin caseus, cheese (sometimes caseum).

also used in comedy as a term of endearment, e.g Plautus dulciculus caseus "sweet little cheese".
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-12-02 07:14 am (UTC)
Well done. Proper latiny bits, too! (I'll assume they're proper; you'd know better than I! :) )

The latin root is also the source of the name casein, the principal structural protein in milk and cheese.
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[User Picture]From: kai_ta_loipa
2007-12-02 08:07 am (UTC)
Sometimes I daydream that I drop out of school, buy a flock of sheep, and become a cheesemaker. Then I remember rennet, and am glad at least that books are no longer bound with random animal bits.
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[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2007-12-02 10:18 am (UTC)
It's also the source of the Spanish word "queso", isn't it?
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