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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 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 The stall’s pièce de résistance, poutine (proper fries, pillowy cheese curds and gravy) is available in 11 formations. David Farkas, cleveland, "An eater’s guide to Van Aken Market Hall in Shaker Heights," 12 Dec. 2019 Getty chef Lori Pedroza dished up a five-star buffet bracketed by an abundant Aquatic Culture raw bar and the exquisite curds of cheesemonger Mark Gordon. Catherine Bigelow,, "Tipping Point’s top men: Sam Cobbs and Daniel Lurie," 20 Dec. 2019 Choose from steaks, burgers, salads and sandwiches, and don’t forget the Wisconsin white cheddar cheese curds. Kate Silver, Washington Post, "The silver Christmas tree, an icon of Space Age kitsch, turns 60," 13 Dec. 2019 Is there anything more indulgent than this Canadian delicacy featuring French fries topped with gravy and cheese curds? Kate Merker And Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Poutine," 6 Jan. 2020 The sweetness of the wine helps cut the fat of the cheese, especially the creamier, funkier curds. Washington Post, "With dessert wine, turn the end of your meal into a grand finale," 13 Dec. 2019 For those new to the poutine scene: Poutine is a Canadian dish, featuring french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy., "line out the door," 4 Oct. 2019

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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 27 Feb. 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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