Definition of rennet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrenət/


1Curdled milk from the stomach of an unweaned calf, containing rennin and used in curdling milk for cheese.
Example sentences
  • Instead of being curdled with rennet as most cheeses are nowadays, the milk is soured with lactic acid-producing bacteria and left to separate naturally.
  • Milk in cheese production is curdled using chymosin - an enzyme present in rennet, found in calves' stomachs.
  • The seeds of the fruits are diuretic and can be used as a substitute for rennet to curdle milk.
1.1Any preparation containing rennin, especially a pudding.


Late 15th century: probably related to run.

Words that rhyme with rennet

Bennett, genet, jennet, senate, sennet, sennit, tenet
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