blancmange

noun
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

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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, "Meet Bill Yosses, the Four Seasons Restaurant’s Brilliant Pastry Chef," 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, "“From Sun Kings to Drag Queens:” Alessandro Michele, Anna Wintour, and Andrew Bolton Set Up Camp in Milan," 22 Feb. 2019 Take your pick: blancmange, tipsy cake, charlotte russe with ladyfingers, cornflake macaroons, sea foam frosting. Barbara Mahany, chicagotribune.com, "Retro cookbooks offer comforts from another era for these uncertain times," 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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blancmange

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

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