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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 When cheese freezes, ice crystals from the frozen whey slice and dice the cheese curd, causing the cheese to separate and crumble. Paul Stephen,, "Cooking with Paul: Your guide to storing and freezing cheese," 6 June 2020 The Pitcher Package is all the Pint Package includes, plus a choice of cheese curds or soft pretzels along with a floral bouquet for the bride. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With this pint, I thee wed: Two Milwaukee breweries will marry couples on Valentine's Day," 21 Jan. 2020 Top with half of gravy and all of cheese curds and parsley. Kate Merker And Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Poutine," 6 Jan. 2020 In a room of machines, Mr. Picciuolo turned a long wooden paddle in a vat of molten curds, stirring the steaming mix into a thick, elastic white paste. Seth Sherwood, New York Times, "Paris Might Be the Best City for Italian Food (Outside Italy)," 4 Dec. 2019 Paneer is traditionally made by curdling buffalo milk with an acid (lemon juice, vinegar or yogurt), then straining and pressing the curds for a few hours. Leena Trivedi-grenier,, "Bay Area cheesemakers are changing the narrative of paneer in the U.S.," 15 May 2020 Camino in West Allis will serve its popular burger as well as its vegetarian sandwiches, like the grilled kimchi and cheese sandwich, and the beet reuben, and appetizers like fried cheese curds and fried pierogi. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Craft-beer tavern Camino opening a location in West Allis," 7 May 2020 To make fish cakes, Asuka Uchida forms black cod into spheres, stuffs them with cheese curds and drops them into a light beer batter. Janelle Bitker,, "Fish & Bird restaurant brings modern Japanese flavors to Berkeley," 17 Jan. 2020 Martina redefined the iconic Canadian plate traditionally comprised of fries, gravy and cheese curds with a breakfast-appropriate transformation featuring poached eggs and subbing out the gravy for a brown butter hollandaise. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "This Canadian restaurant will bring breakfast poutine to Scottsdale. Here's what to expect," 18 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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Cite this Entry

“Curd.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 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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