reinette (s.xiiiex)

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reinette (s.xiiiex)


[ FEW: 10,212a regina; Gdf: 7,226a roinette; GdfC: ; TL: 8,1416 roïnete; DEAF:  roïne (roïnete); DMF:  reinette; TLF: ; OED:  reinette n. / rennet n.2; MED:  renette n.; DMLBS: ]
renette,  reynette;  roynet  

Other dictionaries do not attest the sense of ‘meadow-sweet’ for the diminutive of reine1 though the DMLBS attests to this sense under reginella (2720b). The term was also used to designate a type of apple in the 16th century in both French and English (Cotgrave 1611, Renette ‘Game at Tables of some resemblance with our Doublets, or Queenes Game; also, the apple called a Pippin or a kind thereof; see OED rennet n.2; and reinette n.). The Test Ebor citation suggests earlier currency of the sense in Anglo-Norman.


1bot.meadow-sweet, Filipendula ulmaria
( MS: s.xiiiex )  [...] un poy de lavendre, un poy de camamille, ambroyse, reynette, eufrasye [...]  271
( MS: s.xv )  la foyle de lorer e la foyle de seu, egremoine, reinette, osmunde [...]  142.E286
2fruitrennet, a variety of apple
( MS: 1452 )  Pro renettes conductis de abbatia  ii 144
regin  regine#1  reine#1 
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