Sunday, April 24, 2016


Definition: (from
1. Often, curds. a substance consisting mainly of casein and the like,obtained from milk by coagulation, and used as food or made into cheese
2. any substance resembling this
3. Also called curd cheese. Chiefly Northeastern and Southern U.S. cottage cheese
4. the edible flower heads of cauliflower, broccoli, and similar plants
-verb (used with or without object)
5. to turn into curd; coagulate; congeal

"Would you like some lemon curd with your crumpet?"
"Curd is much more delicious than it sounds."

Word Origin: (from
"c. 1500, metathesis of crud (late 14c.), originally 'any coagulated substance,' probably from Old English crudan 'to press, drive,' from PIE root *greut- 'to press, coagulate,' perhaps via ancestor of Gaelic gruth (because cognates are unknown in other Germanic or Romance languages)."

Awkwardness rating: 5

Curd: sounds gross, tastes good. (