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.

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From the creators of Tommy Nevin’s, Midnight Pig Tap Room is featuring local beers from Plainfield’s Midnight Pig and others, plus bar food like pork confit poutine, charcuterie boards, warm pretzels, cheese curds and a porchetta sandwich. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "El Santo Taqueria brings LA-style tacos and salads to Albany Park, plus other restaurant news," 23 Apr. 2018 Reduce heat to medium-high and cook, whisking constantly and scraping down sides of bowl as needed with a spatula, until eggs thicken and firm up like a custard, with tiny curds throughout, about 15 minutes. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Way You’ll Be Making Scrambled Eggs From Now On," 11 Jan. 2019 New this year is the Curd Wagon, a dedicated food truck serving cheese curds, pretzels, breakfast and more on the patio. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee breweries take it outside with patios that serve as second taprooms," 18 May 2018 Squeeze and rub ingredients together to form moist clumps and curds. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "A Luscious, Low-Maintenance Alternative to Apple Pie," 21 Nov. 2018 Inside was the one thing that had the power to stop my homesickness in its tracks: cheese curds. Erika Owen, Bon Appetit, "The Wisconsin Cheese Curds That Heal My Homesickness," 5 Mar. 2018 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

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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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The first known use of curd was in the 15th century

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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 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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