Custard coffin
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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