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custardn. [Prob. the same word as OE. crustade, crustate, a pie made with a crust, fr. L. crustatus covered with a crust, p. p. of crustare, fr. crusta crust; cf. OF. croustade pasty, It. crostata, or F. coutarde. See Crust, and cf. Crustated.].
     A mixture of milk and eggs, sweetened, and baked or boiled.  [1913 Webster]
Custard apple (Bot.), a low tree or shrub of tropical America, including several species of Anona (Anona squamosa, Anona reticulata, etc.), having a roundish or ovate fruit the size of a small orange, containing a soft, yellowish, edible pulp. -- Custard coffin, pastry, or crust, which covers or coffins a custard [Obs.] Shak.


custard, n.
1 a dish made with milk and eggs, usu. sweetened.
2 a sweet sauce made with milk and flavoured cornflour.

custard-apple a W. Indian fruit, Annona reticulata, with a custard-like pulp. custard-pie
1 a pie containing custard, commonly thrown in slapstick comedy.
2 (attrib.) denoting slapstick comedy. custard powder a preparation of cornflour etc. for making custard.
ME, earlier crusta(r)de f. AF f. OF crouste CRUST

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