rennet


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ren·net

 (rĕn′ĭt)
n.
1. An extract made from the inner lining of the fourth stomach of a calf or other young ruminant, used in cheesemaking to curdle milk.
2. A similar enzyme-containing substance obtained from certain other animals, plants, fungi, or bacteria.

[Middle English, probably from Old English *rynet; see rei- in Indo-European roots.]

rennet

(ˈrɛnɪt)
n
1. (Zoology)
a. the membrane lining the fourth stomach (abomasum) of a young calf
b. the stomach of certain other young animals
2. (Biochemistry) a substance, containing the enzyme rennin, prepared esp from the stomachs of calves and used for curdling milk in making cheese and junket
[C15: related to Old English gerinnan to curdle, run]

ren•net

(ˈrɛn ɪt)

n.
1. the lining membrane of the fourth stomach of a calf or of the stomach of certain other young animals.
2. the rennin-containing substance from the stomach of an unweaned animal, esp. a calf.
3. a preparation of the rennet membrane used esp. in making cheese.
[1400–50; compare Old English gerennan, Old High German gerennen to coagulate]

rennet

A substance containing the enzyme renin, extracted from the stomach lining of calves and used to coagulate milk for making cheese.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rennet - a substance that curdles milk in making cheese and junket
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
chymosin, rennin - an enzyme that occurs in gastric juice; causes milk to coagulate
Translations
ChymosinLabRennin
juoksute

rennet

[ˈrenɪt] Ncuajo m

rennet

n (Cook) → Lab nt

rennet

[ˈrɛnɪt] ncaglio
References in classic literature ?
At the moment when Rennet Cousin approached her cell, she showed him so savage a face that he shrank back.
Rennet returned once more to the provost in great embarrassment.
Rennet Cousin went in search of the chest of tools for the night man, under the shed of the Pillar-House.
"Monseigneur," said Rennet, "do you call that a woman?"
Then he bent down to the ear of Rennet Cousin, and said to him in a very low tone,--
Rennet Cousin grasped the young girl by the middle of her body, beneath her beautiful shoulders.
Rennet Cousin paused at the foot of the fatal ladder, with that which he was dragging, and, barely breathing, with so much pity did the thing inspire him, he passed the rope around the lovely neck of the young girl.
There's Chowne's wife ugly enough to turn the milk an' save the rennet, but she'll niver save nothing any other way.
Mars began using rennet, which is made from the membrane of the stomach of calves, in its Snickers, Milky Way and Twix products.
MULLERED: With gelatine; BAR: Mars removes rennet; MAYDAY: Gel's added; GILL-TY: A glass of the Liffey water - and fish; SPLASH: Fishy factor; RED ALERT: Beetle in Campari
Mars had announced that it would use whey containing animal rennet in some chocolate and ice cream products.
The new American Cheese is made from pure milk from cows that have not been treated with antibiotics or growth hormones, uses 100 percent vegetarian rennet, and contains no artificial ingredients or preservatives.