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

The annual early-summer gatherings are held across the state, with thousands of people showing up at a farm at dawn to socialize over a spectacularly lactose-rich spread of milk, yogurt, cheese curds, scrambled eggs, pancakes, and sausage. Julie Bosman, BostonGlobe.com, "The dairy breakfast: The most important meal of the year," 22 June 2019 Hints of sesame and ginger peek through sweet-tart tuna ceviche with hibiscus aguachile and lime curd. New York Times, "A Buffalo, N.Y., Restaurant With Bona Fides From Acapulco, Quebec and Beyond," 28 Apr. 2018 For dessert, there’s a strawberry crisp with quinoa and honey oat gelato, and pavlova with key-lime curd and mango-pineapple-coconut sorbet (both $10). Susan Bryant, sun-sentinel.com, "Michael Schwartz debuts Tigertail + Mary, a veggie-focused eatery, in Coconut Grove," 7 June 2019 Spread the mango lime curd on top of the cake and center the second cake on top and transfer to the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Nik Sharma, SFChronicle.com, "A Brown Kitchen: Mango layer cake for a fresh summer treat," 11 July 2018 Some are shareable, if that’s your thing, like a mix of cheese curds, Marcona almonds and olives ($7). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "It's a bar. It's a restaurant. It's the out-of-ordinary Snack Boys in Walker's Point," 1 May 2018 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

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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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