rennet

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rennet
Definition
Noun 
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.
Etymology
Noun 
A kind of apple.
Etymology
See Etymology section, list no.2.
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Etymology
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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