curd (plural curds)
- The part of milk that coagulates when it sours or is treated with enzymes; used to make cottage cheese, dahi, etc.
- The coagulated part of any liquid.
- The edible flower head of certain brassicaceous plants.
- Broccoli should be cut while the curd, as the flowering mass is termed, is entire.
- Cauliflowers should be cut for use while the head, or curd, is still close and compact.
- French: lait caillé, caillot
- German: Käsebruch
- Italian: coagulo, cagliata
- Portuguese: coalho
- Russian: творо́г
- Spanish: cuajada, cuajo
curd (curds, present participle curding; past and past participle curded)
- (intransitive) To form curd; to curdle.
- (transitive) To cause to coagulate or thicken; to cause to congeal; to curdle.
- c. 1604–1605, William Shakespeare, “All’s VVell, that Ends VVell”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene iii]:
- Does it curd thy blood / To say I am thy mother?