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custard

[kuhs-terd] /ˈkʌs tərd/
noun
1.
a dessert made of eggs, sugar, and milk, either baked, boiled, or frozen.
Origin of custard
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English, metathetic variant of earlier crustade kind of pie. See crust, -ade1; compare Provençal croustado
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custard

/ˈkʌstəd/
noun
1.
a baked sweetened mixture of eggs and milk
2.
a sauce made of milk and sugar and thickened with cornflour
Word Origin
C15: alteration of Middle English crustade kind of pie, probably from Old Provençal croustado, from crostacrust
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Word Origin and History for custard
n.

mid-14c., "meat or fruit pie," crustade, from Middle French croustade (Modern French coutarde), from Old Provençal croustado "fruit tart," literally "something covered with crust," from crosta "crust," from Latin crusta (see crust (n.)). Modern meaning is c.1600. Spelling change perhaps by influence of mustard.

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