[ kurd ]
/ kɜrd /
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Often curds. a substance consisting mainly of casein and the like, obtained from milk by coagulation, and used as food or made into cheese.
any substance resembling this.
Also called curd cheese .Chiefly Northeastern and Southern U.S. cottage cheese.
the edible flower heads of cauliflower, broccoli, and similar plants.
verb (used with or without object)
to turn into curd; coagulate; congeal.
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regional variations of curd
3. See cottage cheese.
OTHER WORDS FROM curdun·curd, verb (used with object)
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How to use curd in a sentence
Alternatively mesta—curds; the usual form of dairy produce hereabouts—identical with Jaels Butter in a lordly dish.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
I sat on a tuffet, eating some curds and whey; but there came a big spider, and I was frightened away.Christmas Entertainments|Alice Maude Kellogg
He speaks yawing like a jackdaw that gapes to be fed with cheese-curds.
Come with me, Lizzie, and we will feed on curds and whey, and thou shalt have a bonnie blue plaid with red and green strips.
Curds and whey was a supper dainty enough for a queen, as Lizzie whispered to her shepherd lad with a little sigh.
British Dictionary definitions for curd
/ (kɜːd) /
(often plural) a substance formed from the coagulation of milk by acid or rennet, used in making cheese or eaten as a food
something similar in consistency
to turn into or become curd
Derived forms of curdcurdy, adjectivecurdiness, noun
Word Origin for curd
C15: from earlier crud, of unknown origin
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