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 curd (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 Step 1 Make the curd: Fill a small saucepan with 2 inches of water. Allison Robicelli, Washington Post, "Make cooking your kids’ curriculum," 13 Oct. 2020 Pumpkin, key lime, bourbon pecan pies, passion curd, and chocolate raspberry tart. Alixel Cabrera, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Need help with Thanksgiving dinner? These Utah restaurants and bakeries are here for you," 13 Nov. 2020 Rushmer isn't the only Wisconsinite on cheese curd Instagram. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Some Wisconsinites are gaining internet fame by becoming cheese curd influencers," 15 Oct. 2020 Spoon the curd into meringue, top with fresh berries and serve. Allison Robicelli, Washington Post, "Make cooking your kids’ curriculum," 13 Oct. 2020 For instance, @_Cake_For_Every_Creature_ recently shared a cake made using black sesame seeds, cornflowers, and white nectarine slices; @Cakes4Sport combined a chocolate-sumac-cocoa cake, finished with orange curd and Aleppo pepper. New York Times, "Pandemic Baking Just Got Weirder," 22 Sep. 2020 Immediately strain the curd through a fine-mesh strainer into a medium bowl. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Tired of blah desserts? These four are worth the calories," 21 Sep. 2020 Who will be doing a victory smear with cheese curd lip balm, part of our prize package of Star Tribune swag? Star Tribune, "Here's who the readers picked as winner of the Star Tribune Amateur Talent Contest," 3 Sep. 2020 The raw material for thanaka comes from specific trees such as Naringi crenulata and Limonia acidissima, colloquially known as wood-apple, sandalwood, elephant-apple, or curd fruit trees. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "In Myanmar, everyone swears by this natural skin cosmetic," 2 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of curd

Noun

14th 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, curd (usually in plural cruddes, croddes, curddys) "coagulated milk, any thickened substance, dregs, lees," probably noun derivative of crudden, curdden "to curdle or make curdle (of milk), coagulate, congeal" — more at crud entry 2Though sparsely attested in Middle English, the metathesized variant curd is now standard in reference to a milk product, with crud, crood, etc., dialectal or regional in the British Isles (compare crowdie). An offshoot of British crud is North American crud entry 1.

Verb

Middle English curdden, metathetic variant of crudden — more at crud entry 2

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The first known use of curd was in the 14th century

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15 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Curd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curd. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for curd

curd

noun
How to pronounce curd (audio)

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 curd (audio) \ adjective

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