pudding

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noun pud·ding \ ˈpu̇-diŋ \

Definition of pudding

2 a (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 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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Origin and Etymology of pudding

Middle English



PUDDING Defined for English Language Learners

pudding

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Definition of pudding for English Language Learners

  • : 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.

  • : a hot dish like a pie that has a mixture of meat or vegetables inside of it


PUDDING Defined for Kids

pudding

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noun pud·ding \ ˈpu̇-diŋ \

Definition of pudding for Students

:a soft creamy dessert

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