blanc·​mange | \ blə-ˈmänj How to pronounce blancmange (audio) , -ˈmäⁿzh How to pronounce blancmange (audio) \

Definition of blancmange

: a usually sweetened and flavored dessert made from gelatinous or starchy ingredients and milk

Examples of blancmange in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dish eventually evolved into the notoriously bland European blancmange. Beth Segal, cleveland, 14 Jan. 2021 The velvety blancmange, made with tofu, has the consistency of panna cotta and the mild flavor of rice pudding. Jessica Henderson, The New Yorker, 12 July 2019 Some are subtle—in the restaurant’s famous bar room chocolate cake, first developed by pastry chef Albert Kumin, Yosses has replaced its heavy buttercream with chocolate ganache—and others, like his sweet pea and mint blancmange, a bit more bold. Marley Marius, Vogue, 5 May 2019 Quiveringly pink, the wider-than-high, five-tiered Viktor & Rolf blancmange of a gown from the brand’s Spring 2019 Couture fair filled the foyer of Milan’s historic Teatro Gerolamo. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 22 Feb. 2019 Take your pick: blancmange, tipsy cake, charlotte russe with ladyfingers, cornflake macaroons, sea foam frosting. Barbara Mahany,, 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of blancmange

1717, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blancmange

Middle English blancmanger, from Anglo-French *blanc manger, literally, white food

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“Blancmange.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of blancmange

: a cold, sweet dessert that looks like jelly formed into a shape


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