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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
bean curd
lemon curd
▪ The fried bean curd put one in mind of oriental griddle cakes and needed the hot sauces to extract their inscrutable flavour.
▪ Next, add the meat, soy sauce, green onions, and deep-fried bean curd.
▪ Set away. 7 Lightly whip the cream, divide in half and fold lemon curd on to one half.
▪ The cake is finished with piped cream, white chocolate flakes and a lacing of lemon curd.
▪ To the straight forward lemon curd, a couple of sponge fingers, broken up, are sometimes added.
▪ Writers of old recipes often claimed that lemon curd keeps for years.
▪ My attempt to follow that with a lemon curd tart was a bit half-hearted.
▪ A whole pine forest produces so much pollen that ponds become covered with curds of it - and all of it wasted.
▪ It is actually a scalded curd cheese, the curds being heated in the whey before being drained.
▪ Modifications in curd treatment result in cheeses that are different in moisture content, body and texture, and flavor and aroma.
▪ Once the acidity is right, huge, mechanical, stainless steel forks are switched on to cut the curd into large chunks.
▪ The curd is cut, stirred, and heated with continuous stirring to separate curd and whey.
▪ The curd is truly tough and elastic.
▪ The curds are lifted on to muslin-covered racks and cut through with a knife before they are left to drain.
▪ The curds of two days' cheesemaking are mixed together before being milled and pressed.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Curd \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.

Does it curd thy blood To say I am thy mother?


Curd \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 when made into cheese.

    Curds and cream, the flower of country fare.

  2. The coagulated part of any liquid.

  3. The edible flower head of certain brassicaceous plants, as the broccoli and cauliflower.

    Broccoli should be cut while the curd, as the flowering mass is termed, is entire.
    --R. Thompson.

    Cauliflowers should be cut for use while the head, or curd, is still close and compact.
    --F. Burr.


Curd \Curd\, v. i. To become coagulated or thickened; to separate into curds and whey

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1500, metathesis of crud (late 14c.), originally "any coagulated substance," probably from Old English crudan "to press, drive," from PIE root *greut- "to press, coagulate," perhaps via ancestor of Gaelic gruth (because cognates are unknown in other Germanic or Romance languages).


n. 1 The part of milk that coagulates when it sours or is treated with enzymes; used to make cottage cheese. 2 The coagulated part of any liquid. 3 The edible flower head of certain brassicaceous plants. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To form curd; to curdle. 2 (context transitive English) To cause to coagulate or thicken; to cause to congeal; to curdle.

  1. n. a coagulated liquid resembling milk curd; "bean curd"; "lemon curd"

  2. coagulated milk; used to made cheese; "Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet eating some curds and whey"


Curds are a dairy product obtained by coagulating milk in a process called curdling. The coagulation can be caused by adding rennet or any edible acidic substance such as lemon juice or vinegar, and then allowing it to sit. The increased acidity causes the milk proteins ( casein) to tangle into solid masses, or curds. Milk that has been left to sour ( raw milk alone or pasteurized milk with added lactic acid bacteria) will also naturally produce curds, and sour milk cheeses are produced this way. Producing cheese curds is one of the first steps in cheesemaking; the curds are pressed and drained to varying amounts for different styles of cheese and different secondary agents (molds for blue cheeses, etc.) are introduced before the desired aging finishes the cheese. The remaining liquid, which contains only whey proteins, is the whey. In cow's milk, 80% of the proteins are caseins.

Curd (disambiguation)

curd may refer to:''

  • curd, a dairy product obtained by curdling milk
  • curd cheese, a type of soft fresh cheese
  • cheese curd, a type of particulate cheese
  • yogurt in Indian English
  • Fruit curd, a type of dessert spread made of fruit
Surnamed "Curd"
  • Blake Curd, U.S. politician from South Dakota
Given name "Curd"
  • Curd Duca (born 1955), Austrian musician

Usage examples of "curd".

Dissolved albumin, like that in milk, is curded, or coagulated, in the stomach.

The secretion in this state has the power of quickly dissolving, that is of digesting, the muscles of insects, meat, cartilage, albumen, fibrin, gelatine, and casein as it exists in the curds of milk.

I took one of these pills every morning, drinking a large glass of curds after it, and in the evening I had another pill with barley water, and this was the only sustenance I had.

An array of hard and soft cheeses included the Norse favorite skyr, a creamy curd cheese often flavored with fruit.

She tasted the skyr, a form of Norse cheese curd being made on the spot by Frank and Henrietta Burgess.

After that there came some skyr, a kind of curds and whey, served with biscuits and juniper-berry juice.

Ulror tried to find meaning in the swirling pattern of emerging curds as the rennet coagulated the milk, but saw nothing there he could read.

The duck in this recipe is simmered with fresh ginger, wine, and scallions, then marinated in a rich paste pungent with bean sauce, five-spice powder, and fermented red bean curd, the closest the Chinese come to a cheese.

There was always that measle on her forehead, of course, and always a gray scurf about her ankles and a darker gray curd between her toes.

They seated themselves on either side of the hearth while Cumara served them with summer foods: berries and soft cheese, stewed cresses, a cake made of flour, curds, and eggs.

It is characterized by great irritability of the stomach, and persistent vomiting and purging, the discharges from the bowels being copious and watery, and sometimes containing specks of curd, yellowish-green matter, and mucus.

Job or Ayud, a simple Curd, magnanimously smiled at his pedigree, which flattery deduced from the Arabian caliphs.

There were pies and puddings, flans and flummeries, saffron seedcakes, cloudy white bread and soft yellow butter, raspberries, pears, strawberries and honeyed figs, creamy curd, truffles, and crystal goblets encircling dark wine.

With garlands, sandal, and betelnut, ghee, honey, and curds consecrate the drum at evening-tide.

He pressed his tongue to the roof of his mouth and crushed the curds, then savored the tangy explosion of their melting.