plum pudding


Definition of plum pudding

: a rich boiled or steamed pudding containing fruits and spices

Examples of plum pudding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Christmas, my British relatives will be eating a plum pudding, which has been the pièce de résistance of holiday dinners since the Victorian era. Melissa Mohr, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why the British are firmly set on ‘pudding’," 17 Dec. 2020 Check out the menu, which includes Peacock Pie (made with duck), beef tenderloin and plum pudding. Los Angeles Times, "How to get tickets to Yosemite’s Bracebridge Dinner holiday pageant," 15 Oct. 2019 And rounding out the collection is The Bates' Tea, premium plum pudding black tea with vanilla, baked fruit, and spices. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Downton Abbey Movie Teas Are Here and Our Mugs Are Ready," 15 Aug. 2019 The desserts surrounding the Ghost of Christmas Present sound tempting, but plum pudding isn’t best for diabetics’ blood sugar. Terena Bell,, "When it’s OK to allow literature to influence dining," 17 June 2019 At Christmas, every soldier in Company K received 50 cents to spend on plum pudding and other luxuries at the British canteen in Archangel. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "The One Time American Troops Fought Russians Was at the End of World War I—and They Lost," 9 Nov. 2018 Here, foodies can settle in for a banquet fit for an elf queen as part of the Evening Banquet tour, where following a twilight twirl around Hobbiton, a feast of Middle-Earth themed food, like plum pudding and stews, await. Leena Tailor, Vogue, "A Grown-Up’s Guide to Hobbiton," 4 Feb. 2018 There were many variations, but the English plum pudding, also known as Christmas Pudding, was the richest. Donald Gilliland, The Seattle Times, "Stir up a Victorian Christmas Pudding, Pittsburgh style," 24 Dec. 2017 Paragraphs are as studded with dates and numbers as a plum pudding with raisins. The Economist, "British imperial historyHow food created the British empire," 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of plum pudding

1630, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plum pudding was in 1630

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25 Dec 2020

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“Plum pudding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of plum pudding

: a sweet food that is made with bread crumbs, dried fruit, and spices and that is served warm

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