from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dish consisting of milk, eggs, flavoring, and sometimes sugar, boiled or baked until set.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of sauce made from milk and eggs (and usually sugar, and sometimes vanilla or other flavourings) and thickened by heat, served hot poured over desserts, as a filling for some pies and cakes, or cold and solidified; also used as a base for some savoury dishes, such as quiches.
- n. Any particular variety of custard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mixture of milk and eggs, sweetened, and baked or boiled.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A compound of eggs and milk, sweetened, and baked or boiled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sweetened mixture of milk and eggs baked or boiled or frozen
Middle English crustade, custard, a pie with a crust, probably from Old Provençal croustado; see croustade.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Alteration of croustade. (Wiktionary)