cus·​tard | \ ˈkə-stərd How to pronounce custard (audio) \

Definition of custard

: a pudding-like usually sweetened mixture made with eggs and milk

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custardy \ ˈkə-​stər-​dē How to pronounce custardy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of custard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The viscera in a Dungeness crab is custard-like in texture and scattered about the underside of its shell. Justin Phillips,, "The secret Richmond lab where Bay Area crab season annually learns its fate," 28 Nov. 2019 Turkey and Stuffing Strata This homey combo of leftover turkey and stuffing is held together with a mixture of gravy and eggs that turns custard-like when baked. Grant Butler, oregonlive, "35 Thanksgiving leftovers recipes that turn turkey and all the trimmings into something new," 28 Nov. 2019 Today’s Pumpkin Breakfast Casserole features raisin bread surrounded by a creamy, pumpkin and brown sugar custard-like filling — definitely in the sweet camp. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Overnight Pumpkin Breakfast Casserole recipe is easy, time-saving," 23 Nov. 2019 Much of this has been relatively harmless: eggs, flour bombs, custard pies and chocolate éclairs are the weapons of choice, along with, more recently, milkshakes. The Economist, "The threat to MPs from the public is greater than ever," 3 Oct. 2019 Casseroles, soups, stews, potato salad, cheesecake, custard pie, refrigerator biscuits, rolls, cookie dough. Ron Hurtibise,, "How to keep food safe in fridge and freezer during Hurricane Dorian power outages," 30 Aug. 2019 But just this once, cut loose with your custard and try one of our nontraditional interpretations of the epic dessert. Paul Stephen,, "Flantastic! Updating flan with global flavors in 5 recipes," 4 Sep. 2019 The fancy new French restaurant downtown has a peach foie gras at the moment, served with laurel custard and a buckwheat brioche. Josie Sexton, The Know, "From peach foie gras to boozy slushies, 20 ways to eat peaches at Denver restaurants right now," 28 Aug. 2019 Customers can also create their own, choosing from two flavors of custard and 30 toppings., "Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers opens first Northeast Ohio location in Green," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of custard

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for custard

Middle English, a kind of pie, alteration of crustarde, crustade, probably from Anglo-French *crustade, from cruste crust, from Latin crusta — more at crust

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The first known use of custard was circa 1616

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5 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Custard.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 16 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of custard

: a type of sweet food that is made with eggs and milk


cus·​tard | \ ˈkə-stərd How to pronounce custard (audio) \

Kids Definition of custard

: a sweetened mixture of milk and eggs baked, boiled, or frozen

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