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curd

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Pronunciation: /kəːd
 
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Definition of curd in English:

noun

1 [mass noun] (also curds) A soft, white substance formed when milk coagulates, used as the basis for cheese.
Example sentences
  • In India, this offering traditionally contained three sweet substances: molasses, honey and sugar and three white substances: curd, butter and milk.
  • Products labelled as containing lactose, cream, butter, cheese and cheese flavour, curd, milk, milk solids, milk powder and whey, as well as margarine containing milk solids, should be avoided.
  • Try eating nonfat mozzarella or cottage cheese, as each curd is rich in a long-acting protein called casein, giving you a steady trickle of amino acids that lasts into the night.
1.1A fatty substance found between the flakes of poached salmon.
2The edible head of a cauliflower.
Example sentences
  • Control broccoli curds were treated in the same way with 1% ethanol and 0.1% Tween 20.

Origin

late Middle English: of unknown origin.

More
  • The original English word for curds was crud, which only acquired its sense ‘filth, rubbish’ in the USA in the 1940s. The swapping round of sounds in a word is called metathesis and is particularly common with ‘r’ and a vowel ( compare bird). Since the late 16th century curdle has been used for the action of forming curds.

Derivatives

curdy

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • It presents with excessive itching, redness and a thick curdy white discharge.
  • Yeast infections are accompanied by a curdy white discharge, and the area may be red and irritated.
  • On examination, she had vulvar erythema and a curdy vaginal discharge.

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