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Definition of curd

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


curded; curding; curds

Definition of curd (Entry 2 of 2)

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Other Words from curd


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 The bar, which will have 12 draft lines, will serve staples of burgers, wings and cheese curds. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dozens of restaurants are preparing to open in the Milwaukee area. Here's a look.," 20 Feb. 2020 The Volvo also made a quick trip to Wisconsin; luckily, no cheese curds were left inside. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "Long-Term 2019 Volvo XC60: New Engine, New Platform, New Factory, No Surprises," 13 Feb. 2020 Last season saw a Pretzeloin (pork tenderloin on a pretzel bun) and Wisconsin cheese curds. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Shelbyville's drive-in beat the odds to survive. What's next? It needs a second screen.," 16 Jan. 2020 That housemade mozzarella formed the outer layer of a proper ball of burrata cheese filled with cream and curds and served with marinated tomatoes. Mike Sutter,, "Review: 188 South gives New Braunfels restaurant fans a strong place for pizza, cocktails and small plates," 28 Nov. 2019 Enjoy fries doused in curds and gravy, plus inspirations from the company’s other global destinations — fries topped with steak and chimichurri from Sao Paulo, duck comfit and brie from Paris, or beet hummus and falafel from Tel Aviv., "Egyptian food will soon arrive at Somerville’s Bow Market (1 Bow Market Way).," 27 Sep. 2019 Made with yam root and soybean curd, the sturdy noodles are scored along one side to help grip the sauce. Eric Velasco, al, "This restaurant and market serves some of Birmingham’s most authentic Chinese food," 21 Jan. 2020 The spinach leaves here are wilted and locked into place with a flow of hot, melted curds, a dizzying swirl of mozzarella and Gruyere dotted with microscopic sprinkles of hard Romano. Washington Post, "These are the D.C. area’s 10 best pizzas," 28 Jan. 2020 Oh, and these coveted curds: pale-yellow Comté, Morbier, Mont d’Or, and Bleu de Gex, reports Kimberley Lovato. National Geographic, "How can you help Australia?," 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of curd


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for curd


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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Cite this Entry

“Curd.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of curd

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


\ 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


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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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