I. noun Etymology: Middle English crud; probably akin to Old English crūdan to press — more at crowd Date: 15th century 1. the thick casein-rich part of coagulated milk 2. something suggesting the curd of milk • curdy adjective II. verb Date: 15th century coagulate, curdle

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  • Curd — « Curd » est le produit du lait caillé obtenu par coagulation du lait et de la présure ou toute substance acide comestible telle que le jus de citron ou vinaigre. Il est ensuite égoutté (appelé « petit lait »). Le lait qui a tourné produira… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Curd — (k[^u]rd), n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. gruth, Ir, gruth, cruth, curd, cruthaim I milk.] [Sometimes written {crud}.] 1. The coagulated or thickened part of milk, as distinguished from the whey, or watery part. It is eaten as food, especially… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curd — (k[^u]rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Curded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Curding}.] To cause to coagulate or thicken; to cause to congeal; to curdle. [1913 Webster] Does it curd thy blood To say I am thy mother? Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curd — [kə:d US kə:rd] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: crud curd (14 20 centuries), perhaps from a Celtic language] also curds [plural] the thick substance that forms in milk when it becomes sour →↑whey →↑bean curd …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Curd — Curd, v. i. To become coagulated or thickened; to separate into curds and whey Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curd — bezeichnet: den im englischen Sprachraum, besonders Großbritannien, verbreiteten Brotaufstrich Lemon Curd eine Abart des Vornamens Kurt Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselbe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • curd — [kʉrd] n. [15th c. form, by metathesis < ME crud, orig., any coagulated substance < IE base * greut , to press, coagulate > CROWD1] [often pl.] the coagulated part of milk, from which cheese is made: it is formed when milk sours and is… …   English World dictionary

  • Curd — Curd, S. Conrad …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • curd — [ kɜrd ] noun count or uncount the solid substance that forms in milk when it starts to become sour …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • curd — (n.) c.1500, metathesis of crud (late 14c.), originally any coagulated substance, probably from O.E. crudan to press, drive, from PIE root *greut to press, coagulate, perhaps via ancestor of Gael. gruth (since cognates are unknown in other… …   Etymology dictionary

  • curd — ► NOUN 1) (also curds) a soft, white substance formed when milk coagulates, used as the basis for cheese. 2) the edible head of a cauliflower or similar plant. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

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