pud·​ding | \ ˈpu̇-diŋ How to pronounce pudding (audio) \

Definition of pudding

2a(1) : a boiled or baked soft food usually with a cereal base corn pudding bread pudding
(2) : a dessert of a soft, spongy, or thick creamy consistency chocolate pudding
(3) British : dessert sense 1
b : a dish often containing suet or having a suet crust and originally boiled in a bag steak and kidney pudding

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Chocolate Pudding Icebox Pie The rich, chocolate pudding filling makes this icebox pie a chocolate lover’s dream. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Old-fashioned icebox pies are easy and delicious," 4 June 2019 With Pomegranate, Poppy and Pollen Seeds of various kinds come together in this healthy, breakfasty pudding bowl. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "Recipes That Start With Seeds—From Sunflower to Poppy," 26 Mar. 2019 Black Rice Pudding with Coconut Milk For a dash of sweet amongst all of the savory, look to Paltrow’s rice pudding recipe. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Gwyneth Paltrow’s Guide to a Healthy Sunday Brunch," 1 Feb. 2019 The pork wore its fatcap like a crown, the spoonbread was an elegant pudding rather than chalky cornbread mush, and the mole honored its sweet, velvety origins. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Cured makes a 3½-star statement at the Pearl," 28 June 2018 The thick and creamy formula feels more like a pudding than a conditioner but can be diluted for finer curls. Chloe Metzger, Allure, "The 14 Best Curly Hair Products of 2018," 13 Sep. 2018 Save room for dessert which is often a decadent treat like a banana-and-white-chocolate bread pudding. Gisela Williams, New York Times, "Five Places to Go in Bantam, Conn.," 20 June 2018 At the one-hour Kids Crew children can participate in a water balloon toss, a pudding plop and parent challenges. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Flagler County: Big-fish resort in a small-pond setting," 6 May 2018 This unassuming disk delivers a strong Windex hit of ammonia, despite the fact that hiding beneath its rind is what tastes like an irresistible bacon pudding. Molly Fitzpatrick, Bon Appetit, "The Hunt for the Stinkiest Cheese, Or, How I Tested the Bonds of Friendship," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pudding

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pudding

Middle English

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The first known use of pudding was in the 13th century

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English Language Learners Definition of pudding

US : a thick, sweet, soft, and creamy food that is usually eaten cold at the end of a meal
: a sweet, soft food that is made of rice, bread, etc.
British : a hot dish like a pie that has a mixture of meat or vegetables inside of it


pud·​ding | \ ˈpu̇-diŋ How to pronounce pudding (audio) \

Kids Definition of pudding

: a soft creamy dessert

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