Definition of custard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkʌstəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌstərd//
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  1. 1[uncountable] (especially British English) (usually North American English custard sauce) a sweet yellow sauce made from milk, sugar, eggs and flour, usually served hot with cooked fruit, puddings, etc. apple pie and custard Strain the custard to remove lumps.
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] a mixture of eggs, milk and sugar baked until it is firm
  3. Word Originlate Middle English crustarde, custarde (denoting an open pie containing meat or fruit in a spiced or sweetened sauce thickened with eggs), from Old French crouste, from Latin crusta ‘rind, shell, crust’.
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