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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English renet, a variant of renelesse, renels, renlys, rendlys (rennet), from rennen (to run), from Old English rennan, from Proto-Germanic *rannijaną. Compare Middle Dutch rinsel, runsel (rennet), Old English ġerennan (to coagulate), German gerinnen (to coagulate; congeal).

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NounEdit

rennet (countable and uncountable, plural rennets)

 
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  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 2Edit

Anglicized form of reinette.

NounEdit

rennet (plural rennets)

  1. Alternative form of reinette.
    Synonym: renneting
    • 2014, Jeannie Marshall, The Lost Art of Feeding Kids: What Italy Taught Me about Why Children Need Real Food, Beacon Press (→ISBN), page ?:
      The choice of treats is between a sweet mandarin orange and maybe a lumpy rennet apple. Nothing is packaged; there is only food here in this market, most of it requiring washing and chopping and cooking.

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʀɛ.nət/
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VerbEdit

rennet

  1. Second-person plural subjunctive I of rennen.

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NounEdit

rennet n

  1. definite singular of renn