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 For an at-home brunch, Pacifica’s Rosalind Bakery is offering a four pack of biscuits with housemade strawberry jam or passion fruit curd ($25), plus seasonal bouquets from Fly Girl Farms ($45). Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, "28 Mother's Day brunch ideas in the Bay Area, from Champagne feasts to bagels in bed," 23 Apr. 2021 Her recipes have evolved into kaleidoscopes of rosemary, matcha and orange cranberry curd. Los Angeles Times, "They were battling the psychological toll of the pandemic. Their therapist was, too," 26 Mar. 2021 Call it an effort to help reach, well, curd immunity. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, "Colleges revise policies to accommodate; community health centers to receive $6B to expand vaccine access: COVID-19 updates," 26 Mar. 2021 Our classic Lemon Curd calls for 6 yolks to yield 2 cups of curd. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, "Wondering What to Do With Egg Yolks? We Have 11 Sweet and Savory Egg Yolk Recipes," 24 Mar. 2021 The white pie is an exhibition of two Greek cheeses: dry mizithra, a hard, salty curd made with goat and sheep’s whey; and kefalograviera, a firm, nutty product frequently compared to Gruyere. Washington Post, "Martha Dear doubles down on the seduction of sourdough to make pizzas like no other," 15 Mar. 2021 Lemon curd tarts may look impressive, but lemon curd is easy to make and delicious on everything from pancakes to toast. Laura Duerr, chicagotribune.com, "How to juice a lemon," 13 Mar. 2021 But for this soup there’s enough going on—tortellini, spinach, dill, parm—that one teeny curd of egg isn’t going to be a bother. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, "Eggs Are Temperamental and Must Be Tempered," 8 Mar. 2021 For your last cookie layer, use a generous amount of filling but no curd. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, "For Girl Scout cookie season, a lemon cookie icebox cake that kids can make," 4 Mar. 2021

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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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“Curd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curd. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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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 curd (audio) \ adjective

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