verb (used with or without object)
Origin of curd
Regional variation note
Examples from the Web for curd
The curd was carefully prepared according to an original formula, washed and rubbed and set aside to come of age.The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
When the curd and whey have separated, turn all into a bag and hang up to drain.The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
New varieties of cheese are formed by mixing vegetable substances with the curd.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
Curd may be seasoned with salt to make it more palatable, and should be thoroughly masticated before it is swallowed.
We think the purer the whey the better, and therefore prefer that which first separates from the curd after setting.Hints on cheese-making|Thomas Day Curtis
Word Origin for curd
c.1500, metathesis of crud (late 14c.), originally "any coagulated substance," probably from Old English crudan "to press, drive," from PIE root *greut- "to press, coagulate," perhaps via ancestor of Gaelic gruth (because cognates are unknown in other Germanic or Romance languages).