Definition of custard in English:


Line breaks: cus|tard
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌstəd


[mass noun]
A dessert or sweet sauce made with milk and eggs, or milk and a proprietary powder.
More example sentences
  • Rhubarb combines well with custard based desserts as well as a sauce or relish with rich meats and fish.
  • In Britain they have often been used for flavouring custards and milk puddings.
  • You can also infuse a pod in scalded cream or milk when making custard or ice-cream.


late Middle English crustarde, custarde (denoting an open pie containing meat or fruit in a spiced or sweetened sauce thickened with eggs), from Old French crouste (see crust).

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