the coagulated part of milk, from which cheese is made: it is formed when milk sours and is distinguished from whey, the watery part
Origin of curd15th-c. form, by metathesis ; from Middle English crud, origin, originally , any coagulated substance ; from Indo-European base an unverified form greut-, to press, coagulate from source crowd
to form into curd; curdle
- The part of milk that coagulates when the milk sours or is treated with enzymes. Curd is used to make cheese.
- A lump of curd: cheese curds.
- A coagulated liquid that resembles milk curd.
intr. & tr.v.curd·ed, curd·ing, curds
To form or cause to form into curd; curdle.
Origin of curdMiddle English, variant of crud; probably akin to crowden, to press; see crowd1.
(third-person singular simple present curds, present participle curding, simple past and past participle curded)
- (intransitive) To form curd; to curdle.
- To cause to coagulate or thicken; to cause to congeal; to curdle.