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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The part of milk that coagulates when the milk sours or is treated with enzymes. Curd is used to make cheese.
  • n. A coagulated liquid that resembles milk curd.
  • transitive v. To form or cause to form into curd; curdle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The part of milk that coagulates when it sours or is treated with enzymes; used to make cottage cheese.
  • v. To form curd; to curdle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The coagulated or thickened part of milk, as distinguished from the whey, or watery part. It is eaten as food, especially when made into cheese.
  • n. The coagulated part of any liquid.
  • n. The edible flower head of certain brassicaceous plants, as the broccoli and cauliflower.
  • intransitive v. To become coagulated or thickened; to separate into curds and whey.
  • transitive v. To cause to coagulate or thicken; to cause to congeal; to curdle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cause to coagulate; turn to curd; curdle; congeal; clot.
  • To become curdled or coagulated; become curd.
  • n. The coagulated or thickened part of milk, which is formed into cheese, or eaten as food: often used in the plural.
  • n. The coagulated part of any liquid.
  • n. See Kurd.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a coagulated liquid resembling milk curd
  • n. coagulated milk; used to make cheese

Etymologies

Middle English, variant of crud; probably akin to crowden, to press; see crowd1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
metathesis of crud, from Middle English crudĀ ("coagulated substance"). (Wiktionary)

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