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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


curdn. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. gruth, Ir, gruth, cruth, curd, cruthaim I milk.].
  •  The coagulated or thickened part of milk, as distinguished from the whey, or watery part. It is eaten as food, especially when made into cheese.  [1913 Webster]
    "Curds and cream, the flower of country fare."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The coagulated part of any liquid.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The edible flower head of certain brassicaceous plants, as the broccoli and cauliflower.  [1913 Webster]
    "Broccoli should be cut while the curd, as the flowering mass is termed, is entire."  [1913 Webster]
    "Cauliflowers should be cut for use while the head, or curd, is still close and compact."  [1913 Webster]
curdv. t. 
     To cause to coagulate or thicken; to cause to congeal; to curdle.  [1913 Webster]
    "Does it curd thy blood
    To say I am thy mother?
    "  [1913 Webster]
curdv. i. 
     To become coagulated or thickened; to separate into curds and whey  Shak.  [1913 Webster]


curd, n.
1 (often in pl.) a coagulated substance formed by the action of acids on milk, which may be made into cheese or eaten as food.
2 a fatty substance found between flakes of boiled salmon flesh.
3 the edible head of a cauliflower.

curds and whey the result of acidulating milk. curd soap a white soap made of tallow and soda.
curdy adj.
ME: orig. unkn.



Devonshire cream, albumen, batter, blood clot, bonnyclabber, butter, buttermilk, casein, certified milk, cheese, clabber, clot, clotted cream, coagulate, coagulum, condensed milk, cornstarch, crassamentum, cream, dairy products, dough, egg white, embolus, gaum, gel, gelatin, ghee, glair, glop, glue, gluten, goo, gook, goop, gruel, grume, gumbo, gunk, half-and-half, heavy cream, jam, jell, jelly, legumin, light cream, loblolly, lopper, loppered milk, margarine, milk, molasses, mucilage, mucus, nonfat dry milk, oleo, oleomargarine, pap, paracasein, paste, porridge, pudding, pulp, puree, putty, raw milk, rob, semifluid, semiliquid, size, skim milk, soup, sour cream, starch, sticky mess, syrup, thrombus, treacle, turn, whey, whipping cream, yogurt




N density, solidity, solidness, impenetrability, impermeability, incompressibility, imporosity, cohesion, constipation, consistence, spissitude, specific gravity, hydrometer, areometer, condensation, caseation, solidation, solidification, consolidation, concretion, coagulation, petrification, crystallization, precipitation, deposit, precipitate, inspissation, gelation, thickening, indivisibility, indiscerptibility, insolubility, indissolvableness, solid body, mass, block, knot, lump, concretion, concrete, conglomerate, cake, clot, stone, curd, coagulum, bone, gristle, cartilage, casein, crassamentum, legumin, superdense matter, condensed states of matter, dwarf star, neutron star, dense, solid, solidified, caseous, pukka, coherent, cohesive, compact, close, serried, thickset, substantial, massive, lumpish, impenetrable, impermeable, nonporous, imporous, incompressible, constipated, concrete, knotted, knotty, gnarled, crystalline, crystallizable, thick, grumous, stuffy, undissolved, unmelted, unliquefied, unthawed, indivisible, indiscerptible, infrangible, indissolvable, indissoluble, insoluble, infusible.

VB be dense, become solid, render solid, solidify, solidate, concrete, set, take a set, consolidate, congeal, coagulate, curd, curdle, lopper, fix, clot, cake, candy, precipitate, deposit, cohere, crystallize, petrify, condense, thicken, gel, inspissate, incrassate, compress, squeeze, ram down, constipate.


N pulpiness, pulp, taste, dough, curd, pap, rob, jam, pudding, poultice, grume, mush, oatmeal, baby food, pulpy, pultaceous, grumous, baccate.

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