Curd vs. Cord - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Curd

    Curds are a dairy product obtained by coagulating milk in a process called curdling. The coagulation can be caused by adding rennet or any edible acidic substance such as lemon juice or vinegar, and then allowing it to coagulate. The increased acidity causes the milk proteins (casein) to tangle into solid masses, or curds. Milk that has been left to sour (raw milk alone or pasteurized milk with added lactic acid bacteria) will also naturally produce curds, and sour milk cheeses are produced this way. Producing cheese curds is one of the first steps in cheesemaking; the curds are pressed and drained to varying amounts for different styles of cheese and different secondary agents (molds for blue cheeses, etc.) are introduced before the desired aging finishes the cheese. The remaining liquid, which contains only whey proteins, is the whey. In cow's milk, 90 percent of the proteins are caseins. In Indian English, used only in the Indian subcontinent, curd (or curds) is used to refer to the traditional homemade yogurt known as dahi, while paneer and Chhena are used to denote curdled milk.

Wiktionary

  • Curd (noun)

    The part of milk that coagulates when it sours or is treated with enzymes; used to make cottage cheese.

  • Curd (noun)

    The coagulated part of any liquid.

  • Curd (noun)

    The edible flower head of certain brassicaceous plants.

  • Curd (verb)

    To form curd; to curdle.

  • Curd (verb)

    To cause to coagulate or thicken; to cause to congeal; to curdle.

  • Cord (noun)

    A long, thin, flexible length of twisted yarns (strands) of fiber (rope, for example); uncountable such a length of twisted strands considered as a commodity.

    "The burglar tied up the victim with a cord."

    "He looped some cord around his fingers."

  • Cord (noun)

    A small flexible electrical conductor composed of wires insulated separately or in bundles and assembled together usually with an outer cover; the electrical cord of a lamp, sweeper (US vacuum cleaner), or other appliance.

  • Cord (noun)

    A unit of measurement for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 × 4 × 8 feet), composed of logs and/or split logs four feet long and none over eight inches diameter. It is usually seen as a stack four feet high by eight feet long.

  • Cord (noun)

    Any influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord.

  • Cord (noun)

    Any structure having the appearance of a cord, especially a tendon or nerve.

    "spermatic cord; spinal cord; umbilical cord; vocal cords"

  • Cord (noun)

    dated form of chord|nodot=1: musical sense.

  • Cord (noun)

    misspelling of chord|nodot=1: a cross-section measurement of an aircraft wing.

  • Cord (verb)

    To furnish with cords

  • Cord (verb)

    To tie or fasten with cords

  • Cord (verb)

    To flatten a book during binding

  • Cord (verb)

    To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.

Webster Dictionary

  • Curd (noun)

    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.

  • Curd (noun)

    The coagulated part of any liquid.

  • Curd (noun)

    The edible flower head of certain brassicaceous plants, as the broccoli and cauliflower.

  • Curd

    To cause to coagulate or thicken; to cause to congeal; to curdle.

  • Curd (verb)

    To become coagulated or thickened; to separate into curds and whey

  • Cord (noun)

    A string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted together.

  • Cord (noun)

    A solid measure, equivalent to 128 cubic feet; a pile of wood, or other coarse material, eight feet long, four feet high, and four feet broad; - originally measured with a cord or line.

  • Cord (noun)

    Fig.: Any moral influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord; an enticement; as, the cords of the wicked; the cords of sin; the cords of vanity.

  • Cord (noun)

    Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal, Umbilical, Vocal.

  • Cord (noun)

    See Chord.

  • Cord

    To bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a garment.

  • Cord

    To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Curd (noun)

    a coagulated liquid resembling milk curd;

    "bean curd"

    "lemon curd"

  • Curd (noun)

    coagulated milk; used to made cheese;

    "Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet eating some curds and whey"

  • Cord (noun)

    a line made of twisted fibers or threads;

    "the bundle was tied with a cord"

  • Cord (noun)

    a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet

  • Cord (noun)

    a light insulated conductor for household use

  • Cord (noun)

    a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton

  • Cord (verb)

    stack in cords;

    "cord firewood"

  • Cord (verb)

    bind or tie with a cord

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