reinette

EnglishEdit

 
Canadian reinette (Reinette Grise du Canada)

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French reinette.

NounEdit

reinette (plural reinettes)

  1. Any of various kinds of apple, mostly of French origin, characterized by russeting.
    Synonyms: rennet, renneting
    Coordinate term: pippin
    • 1865, Georgiana Hill, How to Cook Apples: Shown in a Hundred Different Ways of Dressing that Fruit, page 48:
      Make choice of some small reinette apples, pare them, and prick them thoroughly with a coarse needle to render them as absorbent as possible; put them into a jar to stand inside a saucepan of boiling water, []
    • 2011, Michael Bond, Monsieur Pamplemousse Hits the Headlines, Allison & Busby (→ISBN)
      Then a flameproof casserole dish–preferably the flat type peculiar to Normandy–should be lined with sliced apple and onion. Reinette apples are supposed to be the best.

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Further readingEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for reinette in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French raine (frog), influenced by reine (queen) +‎ -ette.

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NounEdit

reinette f (plural reinettes)

  1. reinette (group of apple cultivars)

DescendantsEdit

  • English: reinette, rennet
  • German: Renette
  • Italian: renetta
  • Portuguese: reineta
  • Spanish: reineta

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