Definition of custard
: a pudding-like usually sweetened mixture made with eggs and milk
custardyplay \ˈkə-stər-dē\ adjective
Recent Examples of custard from the Web
Far more appealing are the coins of French toast pressed together around a center of egg custard, a cross of two Hong Kong snacks bred expressly for the New York market.
The five-meter-long confectionery version of Michael Schumacher’s winning Formula One Ferrari is constructed of 40,000 cream pies and decorated with almond paste, custard cream and chocolate.
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Origin and Etymology of 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
First Known Use: circa 1616
CUSTARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of custard for English Language Learners
: a type of sweet food that is made with eggs and milk
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Definition of custard for Students
: a sweetened mixture of milk and eggs baked, boiled, or frozen
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