pud·​ding | \ˈpu̇-diŋ \

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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Mango Chia Overnight Oats Either the softer varieties of mango or the firmer, fibrous ones will make a great addition to this pudding. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's How to Pick the Best Mango Every Time," 19 Aug. 2018 Each spoonful of the pudding pot was tasty and creamy, not overly rich or sugary chocolate. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Flying Fig quietly maintains its wonderful place in Cleveland's culinary world," 3 May 2018 Basic Chia Seed Pudding Chia seeds are known for their high fiber and protein content, and this pudding recipe from Eating Bird Food is simple and satisfying. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "9 Meal Prep Ideas for the Week That Are Super Popular on Pinterest," 1 Mar. 2018 From Purple Rain ombre cakes and Raspberry Beret tarts to Darling Stikki toffee puddings, fans can learn to make the most beautiful swirl in the world. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Prince-Inspired Cook Book to be Released Spring 2018," 23 Feb. 2018 The Ordinary’s second new product comes to you courtesy of a healthy pudding: 100% Organic Virgin Chia Seed Oil. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "The Ordinary Is Still Making New Products," 13 June 2018 Brought @iknauer pumpkin bread pudding (@epicurious) to an all-pumpkin party & the 1-year old in attendance howled when her portion was gone. Alex Van Buren, Health.com, "Making No-Knead Bread Is So Much Easier Than You Think—and You’ll Use It in Meals All Week Long," 23 May 2018 That included local organic saddle of lamb with asparagus and Jersey Royal potatoes, and a dessert trio that celebrated that most British of puddings, sherry trifle. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "Say ‘I do’ to some classic British recipes," 17 May 2018 Besch has added in thick nubs of king crab and lays down a base of silky corn pudding, which provides a cohesive richness and velvety finish. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "At BLVD, you'll find approachable fine dining in a glamorous setting," 6 Oct. 2017

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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

: 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


pud·​ding | \ˈpu̇-diŋ \

Kids Definition of pudding

: a soft creamy dessert

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