plum pudding


: a rich boiled or steamed pudding containing fruits and spices

Examples of plum pudding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, delicious dishes on the royal holiday table (including the palace chef’s plum pudding!). People Staff, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 So was the plum pudding, which melted in one’s mouth, likewise the jellies, in which Amy reveled like a fly in a honeypot. Anna Luisa Rodriguez, Washington Post, 11 Oct. 2023 Funded by the Crown (the Whigs and Tories refused to use public funds), there were more ox roasts, tonnes of plum pudding and lakes of ale served to her delighted subjects. Tom Parker Bowles, Town & Country, 15 May 2022 Sporting impish expressions, the cats eat plum pudding and sing carols. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Dec. 2021 The authentic-to-the-14th-century celebration includes homemade mince pie and plum pudding. Rasputin Todd, The Enquirer, 29 Nov. 2021 Though Anne was partial to plum pudding, most islanders — and visitors — prefer to fill their bellies with Malpeque oysters, which appear on raw-bar menus around the world. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2021 Amarena cherries and plum pudding aromas are sweet and effusive, with just the suggestion of toastiness to the oak in the background. Brian Freedman, Forbes, 3 June 2021 Distinctly chocolatey on the nose, with touches of espresso beans, vanilla, and cassis, all of which prepare the palate for flavors of blueberry cobbler, round and rich brambly berries, plum pudding, and melted chocolate. Brian Freedman, Forbes, 17 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1630, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plum pudding was in 1630

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“Plum pudding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

plum pudding

: a rich boiled or steamed pudding containing fruits (as raisins) and spices
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