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.
A kind of apple.
EtymologySee Etymology section, list no.2.
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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”).
From French reinette, diminutive of reine (“queen”).
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