rennet

[ ren-it ]
/ ˈrɛn ɪt /

noun

the lining membrane of the fourth stomach of a calf or of the stomach of certain other young animals.
the rennin-containing substance from the stomach of the calf.
a preparation or extract of the rennet membrane, used to curdle milk, as in making cheese, junket, etc.

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Origin of rennet

1400–50; late Middle English; compare Old English gerennan, Old High German gerennen to coagulate; akin to run

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British Dictionary definitions for rennet

rennet
/ (ˈrɛnɪt) /

noun

  1. the membrane lining the fourth stomach (abomasum) of a young calf
  2. the stomach of certain other young animals
a substance, containing the enzyme rennin, prepared esp from the stomachs of calves and used for curdling milk in making cheese and junket

Word Origin for rennet

C15: related to Old English gerinnan to curdle, run
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