curd

noun
\ˈkərd \

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 \ adjective

Examples of curd in a Sentence

Noun

The curds have separated from the whey. The curd has separated from the whey.

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Ancient lipids still cling to the ceramic sieves once used to strain liquid whey from the more solid milk curds. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Early cheese making may have helped lactose-intolerant farmers spread," 14 Sep. 2018 Does it get much less pretentious than gooey cheese curds? Griffin Jackson, chicagotribune.com, "Edge of River North rich with art, fresh eats, arcade games," 6 Oct. 2017 Tater tot poutine, with white cheddar cheese curds and gravy, from Ward’s House of Prime. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest's new menu items include bacon cannoli, tater tot poutine and 'walking nachos'," 17 May 2018 This semi-frozen (aka semifreddo) dessert is similar to a frozen mousse, and comes with mango and saffron flavors, topped off with passionfruit curd, coconut whip and pink peppercorn meringue. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Treat your sweet tooth with these extravagant desserts," 17 Nov. 2017 This cake consists of three parts: the mango-cardamom cake layers; the mango-lime curd between the layers; and the mango-saffron buttercream that envelopes the entire cake. Nik Sharma, SFChronicle.com, "A Brown Kitchen: Mango layer cake for a fresh summer treat," 11 July 2018 Then the cheese makers drain the whey and wash the curds three times. Kim Severson, New York Times, "Is America Ready to Love Cottage Cheese Again?," 26 June 2018 Lime curd: Up to 2 weeks, chilled, with plastic wrap pressed against surface. Sunset, "Lime Tartlets with Orange Blossom Cream and Toasted Fennel," 22 Jan. 2018 The crisp fries were sauced with a velvety white cheddar sauce, topped with crisp goetta, cheese curds and scallions. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Clyborne Provisions and Spirits is a suburban surprise," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of curd

Noun

15th 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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curd

noun

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 \

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 \

Medical Definition of curd 

: the thick casein-rich part of coagulated milk

Other Words from curd

curdy \-​ē \ adjective

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