levain

DEFINITIONS OF: levain

n a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid

Types:
levure
any of various powdered mixtures used in baking as a substitute for yeast
levure
a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey

n a leaven of dough in which fermentation is active; used by pioneers for making bread

n a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey

Synonyms:
levure