custard

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Alteration of croustade.

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custard (countable and uncountable, plural custards)

  1. (uncountable) A type of sauce made from milk and eggs (and usually sugar, and sometimes vanilla or other flavourings) and thickened by heat, served hot poured over desserts, as a filling for some pies and cakes, or cold and solidified; also used as a base for some savoury dishes, such as quiches.
  2. (countable) Any particular variety of custard.

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