Custard Cus"tard (k[u^]s"t[~e]rd), n. [Prob. the same word as OE. crustade, crustate, a pie made with a crust, fr. L. crustatus covered with a crust, p. p. of crustare, fr. crusta crust; cf. OF. croustade pasty, It. crostata, or F. coutarde. See {Crust}, and cf. {Crustated}.] A mixture of milk and eggs, sweetened, and baked or boiled. [1913 Webster]

{Custard apple} (Bot.), a low tree or shrub of tropical America, including several species of {Anona} ({Anona squamosa}, {Anona reticulata}, etc.), having a roundish or ovate fruit the size of a small orange, containing a soft, yellowish, edible pulp.

{Custard coffin}, pastry, or crust, which covers or coffins a custard [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Custard — ist eine Mischung aus Eiern und Milch, welche durch Kochen verdickt wird. Meistens wird er als Nachspeise verzehrt, dient aber auch als Grundlage für Pudding, Quiche und andere Gerichte. Heute gibt es Custard in Pulverform zu kaufen. Als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • custard — [kus′tərd] n. [ME, altered < crustade, any dish baked in a crust, ult. (? via Prov crostado) < L crusta, CRUST] 1. a mixture of eggs, milk, flavoring, and, often, sugar, either boiled or baked 2. short for FROZEN CUSTARD …   English World dictionary

  • custard — mid 14c., meat or fruit pie, crustade, from M.Fr. croustade (Mod.Fr. coutarde), from O.Prov. croustado fruit tart, lit. something covered with crust, from crosta crust, from L. crusta (see CRUST (Cf. crust)). Modern meaning is c.1600. Spelling… …   Etymology dictionary

  • custard — ► NOUN ▪ a dessert or sweet sauce made with milk and eggs and thickened with cornflour, or milk and a proprietary powder. ORIGIN originally crustarde or custarde, denoting an open pie containing meat or fruit in a sauce thickened with eggs: from… …   English terms dictionary

  • Custard — This article focuses on egg thickened custards. For versions based on custard powder and their derivatives, see Bird s Custard. egg custard redirects here. For the egg custard tart, see egg custard tart. For other uses, see Custard… …   Wikipedia

  • custard — /kus teuhrd/, n. a dessert made of eggs, sugar, and milk, either baked, boiled, or frozen. [1400 50; late ME, metathetic var. of earlier crustade kind of pie. See CRUST, ADE1; cf. Pr croustado] * * * ▪ food       mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, and …   Universalium

  • custard — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ banana, caramel (AmE), egg, vanilla ▪ frozen (AmE) ▪ creamy, thick ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • custard — n. 1 a dish made with milk and eggs, usu. sweetened. 2 a sweet sauce made with milk and flavoured cornflour. Phrases and idioms: custard apple a W. Indian fruit, Annona reticulata, with a custard like pulp. custard pie 1 a pie containing custard …   Useful english dictionary

  • Custard — Le custard (la costarde, au Québec) est un type de crème préparée à partir de lait et d œufs. Généralement, le custard constitue un dessert ou une sauce à dessert, mais des bases de custard sont également employées pour préparer des quiches et d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Custard — This unusual and interesting surname is of medieval English origin, and derives from the Middle English and Anglo French costard , a large apple. The ultimate origin of the word lies in the Old French coste (Modern French cote , rib), with the… …   Surnames reference

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