curd

noun
\ ˈkərd How to pronounce curd (audio) \

Definition of curd

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the thick casein-rich part of coagulated milk
2 : something suggesting the curd of milk

curd

verb
curded; curding; curds

Definition of curd (Entry 2 of 2)

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Other Words from curd

Noun

curdy \ ˈkər-​dē How to pronounce curdy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of curd in a Sentence

Noun The curds have separated from the whey. The curd has separated from the whey.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Then process the dough, pausing the motor to scrape down sides of the bowl often, just until the dough forms large curds. Olga Massov, Washington Post, "Our Platonic ideal of a rugelach is this cherry-and-pecan number," 2 Dec. 2019 The three cottage cheese products included in the recall are Breakstone's 2% Milkfat Lowfat Large Curd Cottage Cheese, as well as their small and large curd 4% Milkfat Cottage Cheese. Faith Karimi, CNN, "If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner, check your pantry and fridge for these recalled foods," 24 Nov. 2019 Snag a table at La Buche, an eclectic French-Canadian eatery in Old Québec, and order the poutine maison, a heaping plate of crispy French fries smothered in rich gravy and cheese curds. Outside Online, "How to Spend a Winter Weekend in Québec City," 2 Oct. 2019 And the offense is more than Jonathan Taylor running through holes created by beefy guys who love cheese curds; with Jack Coan, Wisconsin has a legitimate passing threat. George Schroeder, USA TODAY, "College Football Playoff projection: Clemson, followed by SEC's LSU, Alabama, Georgia," 8 Sep. 2019 Three of the company's cottage cheese products are included in the recall -- Breakstone's 2% Milkfat Lowfat Large Curd Cottage Cheese, as well as their small and large curd 4% Milkfat Cottage Cheese. Elizabeth Wolfe And Brian Ries, CNN, "Breakstone's Cottage Cheese recalled for possible contamination by plastic and metal pieces," 19 Nov. 2019 Hunched over their plates, the two scooped curd into their mouths. The Economist, "In the ring with India’s most powerful woman," 25 Oct. 2019 Use a rubber spatula to gently stir the mixture every 30 seconds or so, moving the edges to the center, allowing the eggs to form large curds before stirring again. BostonGlobe.com, "large plum tomatoes (about ¾ pound)," 17 Sep. 2019 An enzyme that hooks proteins together to make curds. • Salt. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "The science of cheese: Cleveland doctor making ‘amazing’ artisanal cheeses," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of curd

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for curd

Noun

Middle English crud; probably akin to Old English crūdan to press — more at crowd

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The first known use of curd was in the 14th century

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8 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Curd.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curd. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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More Definitions for curd

curd

noun
How to pronounce curd (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of curd

: a thick substance that forms when milk becomes sour and that is used to make cheese

curd

noun
\ ˈkərd How to pronounce curd (audio) \

Kids Definition of curd

: the thickened or solid part of milk that separates from the whey after milk sours and is used to make cheese

curd

noun
\ ˈkərd How to pronounce curd (audio) \

Medical Definition of curd

: the thick casein-rich part of coagulated milk

Other Words from curd

curdy \ -​ē How to pronounce curdy (audio) \ adjective

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