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Webster 1913 Edition


Rennet

Ren′net

(r?n′n?t)
,
Noun.
[F.
rainette
,
reinette
, perhaps fr.
raine
a tree frog, L.
rana
, because it is spotted like this kind of frog. Cf.
Ranunculus
.]
(Bot.)
A name of many different kinds of apples. Cf.
Reinette
.
Mortimer.

Ren′net

,
Noun.
[AS.
rinnan
,
rennan
, to run, cf.
gerinnan
to curdle, coagulate. √11. See
Run
,
Verb.
]
1.
The inner, or mucous, membrane of the fourth stomach of the calf, or other young ruminant.

Webster 1828 Edition


Rennet

REN'NET

, n.
The concreted milk found in the stomach of a sucking quadruped, particularly of the calf. It is also written runnet, and this is the preferable orthography.

REN'NET

,

Definition 2022


rennet

rennet

English

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Noun

rennet (countable and uncountable, plural rennets)

  1. An enzyme used as the first step in making cheese, to curdle the milk and coagulate the casein in it, derived by soaking the fourth stomach of a milk-fed calf in brine.
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Etymology 2

From French reinette, diminutive of reine (queen).

Noun

rennet (plural rennets)

  1. A kind of apple.
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German

Verb

rennet

  1. Second-person plural subjunctive I of rennen.