- a mixture of eggs, milk, flavoring, and, often, sugar, either boiled or baked
- frozen custard
Origin of custardME, altered ; from crustade, any dish baked in a crust, ultimately (? via ProvenÃ§al crostado) ; from Classical Latin crusta, crust
Origin of custardMiddle English crustade, custard, a pie with a crust, probably from Old Provençal croustado; see croustade.
(countable and uncountable, plural custards)
- (uncountable) A type of sauce made from milk and eggs (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.
- (countable) Any particular variety of custard.
Alteration of croustade.