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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a chocolate cake/biscuit/pudding etc
▪ For her birthday he made a chocolate cake.
a soup/cereal/pudding bowl (=for eating soup, cereal etc from)
▪ These work well as pasta or cereal bowls.
black pudding
Christmas pudding
Eve's pudding
milk pudding
pease pudding
plum pudding
pudding basin
rice pudding
sponge pudding
summer pudding
Yorkshire pudding
▪ The sausages, black pudding, bacon, halves of tomatoes were added soon after to the sides of the pan.
▪ Ancient women sat in darkened eighteenth- and nineteenth-century doorways, heads covered in kerchiefs or round-brimmed hats like up-ended pudding basins.
▪ The plump body of the clown is made from partly-filled pudding basins to give the shallow domes required.
▪ So he must have noticed and, in the end, resented, Mrs Rundle's endless bread puddings.
▪ For dessert, I dig into the raspberry bread pudding.
▪ Mind you, I don't suppose you would really want to stick them in the top of the Christmas pudding either.
▪ It seems he's able to lay on steak and kidney pudding.
▪ I wondered how they would take to steak and kidney pudding, oxtail soup, and plum duff.
▪ Brendan's steak and kidney pudding is definitive.
▪ Two hours later we clatter down the stairs of a West End restaurant feeling like two plum puddings on legs.
▪ It's not excess of turkey and plum pudding that has been indigestible; it's the surfeit of news.
▪ We nearly always had milk pudding, rice pudding, semolina or some other stodge.
▪ Mrs Abigail took a soup-plate from a cupboard and emptied the rice pudding on to it.
▪ And a rice pudding to follow.
▪ Products cover all basic lines including tea and coffee, biscuits, rice pudding and custard.
▪ Voice over Today they had spam or sausage casserole and mash followed by rice pudding and jam.
▪ A simple one-hour massage with oil costs about a tenner but I couldn't resist the wonderfully-named rice pudding massage.
▪ At the end, any dribbles of rice pudding are wiped away with towels.
▪ Those who were fortunate enough to be in the sick wards were given sago, or rice pudding instead.
▪ O'Lone had memories of meat pies and new potatoes, followed by sponge pudding.
▪ She spent an hour chatting to patients before tucking into melon, fish in white sauce and summer pudding.
▪ We finished with some very good summer pudding and an okay cheese board.
▪ They ate steak pudding with exceptional appetite and, when everything was cleared away, Melanie ran upstairs to comb her hair.
▪ When she turned, they were eating pudding.
▪ To eat the pudding manifestly compromises your fitness for battle and ascent.
▪ And it means that when we cook and eat puddings we can do so wholeheartedly.
▪ Grandma Clegg made wait-and-see pudding, though it was always exactly the same - stewed apple with soggy meringue on top.
▪ The plump body of the clown is made from partly-filled pudding basins to give the shallow domes required.
▪ You know, I've tried to make Yorkshire puddings.
▪ Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center is set. Serve sauce with warm pudding.
▪ If you decide to serve a rich pudding, always offer a light alternative.
▪ Whisk the double cream with the honey and whisky to form soft peaks and serve with the pudding.
overegg the pudding
the proof of the pudding (is in the eating)
▪ bread pudding
▪ And the proof of the pudding is 40% revenue growth worldwide year-on-year.
▪ Ground cloves, if available can produce a delicious flavour in Christmas puddings.
▪ Jean-Claude had never tasted steamed puddings before and he liked them.
▪ Lots of cherries and other fruit and good boozy flavour - a cross between Christmas cake and pudding.
▪ Over the generations, it has been transformed into a kind of set pudding with a rather tart flavour and honeycomb-like texture.
▪ Substantial puddings like these were once a vital fuel and restorative for those who laboured in the fields.
▪ The purple-skinned eggplant is baked to almost a soft pudding.
▪ There was quite a good helping of pudding but only a tiny piece of meat.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pudding \Pud"ding\, n. [Cf. F. boudin black pudding, sausage, L. botulus, botellus, a sausage, G. & Sw. pudding pudding, Dan. podding, pudding, LG. puddig thick, stumpy, W. poten, potten, also E. pod, pout, v.]

  1. A species of food of a soft or moderately hard consistence, variously made, but often a compound of flour or meal, with milk and eggs, etc.

    And solid pudding against empty praise.

  2. Anything resembling, or of the softness and consistency of, pudding.

  3. An intestine; especially, an intestine stuffed with meat, etc.; a sausage.

  4. Any food or victuals.

    Eat your pudding, slave, and hold your tongue.

  5. (Naut.) Same as Puddening. Pudding grass (Bot.), the true pennyroyal ( Mentha Pulegium), formerly used to flavor stuffing for roast meat. --Dr. Prior. Pudding pie, a pudding with meat baked in it. --Taylor (1630). Pudding pipe (Bot.), the long, cylindrical pod of the leguminous tree Cassia Fistula. The seeds are separately imbedded in a sweetish pulp. See Cassia. Pudding sleeve, a full sleeve like that of the English clerical gown. --Swift. Pudding stone. (Min.) See Conglomerate, n., 2. Pudding time.

    1. The time of dinner, pudding being formerly the dish first eaten. [Obs.]

    2. The nick of time; critical time. [Obs.]

      Mars, that still protects the stout, In pudding time came to his aid.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "a kind of sausage: the stomach or one of the entrails of a pig, sheep, etc., stuffed with minced meat, suet, seasoning, boiled and kept till needed," perhaps from a West Germanic stem *pud- "to swell" (cognates: Old English puduc "a wen," Westphalian dialect puddek "lump, pudding," Low German pudde-wurst "black pudding," English dialectal pod "belly;" also see pudgy).\n

\nOther possibility is the traditional one that it is from Old French boudin "sausage," from Vulgar Latin *botellinus, from Latin botellus "sausage" (change of French b- to English p- presents difficulties, but compare purse (n.)). The modern sense had emerged by 1670, from extension to other foods boiled or steamed in a bag or sack (16c.). German pudding, French pouding, Swedish pudding, Irish putog are from English. Pudding-pie attested from 1590s.


n. 1 (context originally English) A sausage made primarily from blood. 2 Any of various dishes, sweet or savoury, prepared by boiling or steaming, or from batter. 3 A type of cake or dessert cooked usually by boiling or steaming. 4 A type of dessert that has a texture similar to custard or mousse but using some kind of starch as the thickening agent. 5 (context UK Australia New Zealand English) dessert; the dessert course of a meal. 6 (context slang English) An overweight person. 7 (context slang English) Entrails. 8 (context obsolete English) Any food or victuals.

  1. n. any of various soft thick unsweetened baked dishes; "corn pudding"

  2. (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally) [syn: pud]

  3. any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed


Pudding is a kind of food that can be either a dessert or a savory dish. The word pudding is believed to come from the French boudin, originally from the Latin botellus, meaning "small sausage", referring to encased meats used in Medieval European puddings.

In the United Kingdom and some of the Commonwealth countries, pudding can be used to describe both sweet and savory dishes. Unless qualified, however, the term in everyday usage typically denotes a dessert; in the UK, "pudding" is used as a synonym for a dessert course. Dessert puddings are rich, fairly homogeneous starch- or dairy-based desserts such as rice pudding, steamed cake mixtures such as Treacle sponge pudding with or without the addition of ingredients such as dried fruits as in a Christmas pudding. Savory dishes include Yorkshire pudding, black pudding, suet pudding and steak and kidney pudding.

In the United States and some parts of Canada, pudding characteristically denotes a sweet milk-based dessert similar in consistency to egg-based custards, instant custards or a mousse, often commercially set using cornstarch, gelatin or similar collagen agent such as the Jell‑O brand line of products.

In Commonwealth countries these puddings are called custards (or curds) if they are egg-thickened, blancmange if starch-thickened, and jelly if gelatin based. Pudding may also refer to other dishes such as bread pudding and rice pudding, although typically these names derive from the origin as British dishes.

Pudding (disambiguation)

Pudding is a dessert or a savory dish. Pudding may also refer to:

  • Dessert generally, a usage seen in the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth countries
  • Pudding Lane, a street in London
  • Pudding River, Oregon, a tributary of the Molalla River
  • Pudding Butte, Oates Land, Antarctica
  • Pudding (character), a fictional reporter

Usage examples of "pudding".

Monica, chicken and andouille gumbo, and bread pudding in whiskey sauce.

Cratchit entered-flushed, but smiling proudly-with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top.

Cratchit entered, flushed, but smiling proudly, with the pudding like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top.

Along with Baybrock, Sanders, Jenney and Demble, Bleer would be a fine plum for the kidnap pudding that Thumb Gaudrey intended to cook.

Her face reminded Cec of a boarding-house pudding with currants for eyes.

Keroseners are pudding up egstra dop rails to dot wool-pen deh haf ben pilding since deh took Pop Prownlee and deh Rantolphs into gamp.

They finished with arroz doce which turned out to be a glorified rice pudding with cinnamon, and they washed these local delicacies down with a Madeira wine carefully chosen by their host.

The swollen Rice soon stops up the holes of the inner pot, and the Rice within becomes of a firm consistence, like pudding, and is eaten with butter, sugar, and spices.

In the North of England the plant is known as Easter Giant, and its young shoots are eaten in herb pudding.

While Jake reiterated the purpose of his visit, a waiter set down a ramekin of warm apple-and-brioche bread pudding topped with creme fraiche, then poured steaming black coffee into an expensive-looking china cup.

He forced himself to drink an ordinary tea, and lingered over a, sweet milk pudding, in which there was only one questionable and lumpy substance, exceedingly bitter to the taste-but one could, with dexterity, pick the bits out.

She was agreeably surprised to see the beefsteaks and plum pudding, which I had ordered for her.

Eight people stared at one another over the baskets of potato bread, over the decanters of haoma, over the silver platter of roast mutton and the bowls of bread pudding.

Now a middle class, once content with the annual Hogmanay debauch, demanded turkey, plum pudding, a tree in the window, and the unsteady march of Christmas cards across the mantelpiece.

The filet of baby dewback with caper sauce and fleik-liver pate was the best Trevagg had ever eaten, and when Nightlity hooned, with modestly downcast eyes, that virgins of her people were only permitted fruits and vegetables, Porcellus outdid himself in the production of four courses of lipana berries and honey, puptons of dried magicots and psibara, a baked felbar with savory cream, and staggeringly good bread pudding for dessert.