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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curd  \Curd\  (k[^u]rd),  n.  [Of  Celtic  origin;  cf  Gael.  gruth, 
  Ir  gruth,  cruth,  curd,  cruthaim  I  milk.]  [Sometimes  written 
  {crud}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Curds  and  cream,  the  flower  of  country  fare. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  The  coagulated  part  of  any  liquid. 
 
  3.  The  edible  flower  head  of  certain  brassicaceous  plants,  as 
  the  broccoli  and  cauliflower. 
 
  Broccoli  should  be  cut  while  the  curd,  as  the 
  flowering  mass  is  termed,  is  entire.  --R.  Thompson. 
 
  Cauliflowers  should  be  cut  for  use  while  the  head, 
  or  curd,  is  still  close  and  compact.  --F.  Burr. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crud  \Crud\  (kr?d),  n. 
  See  {Curd}.  [Obs.] 




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