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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Back then, there was a lack of suitable ingredients and proper cooking equipment so English settlers were unable to make their traditional suet puddings. Cassie Armstrong, OrlandoSentinel.com, "National Cherry Cobbler Day: How to celebrate in Central Florida," 17 May 2018 The chain, known for its banana pudding, cupcakes, and pies, will take over the space formerly occupied by Starbucks, the Globe reported in September. Aimee Ortiz, BostonGlobe.com, "Magnolia Bakery to open Thursday in Faneuil Hall," 27 Mar. 2018 Their first flavor, Rainbow—available June 5—will add confetti sprinkles and whipped cream to the classic pudding. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Magnolia Bakery launches four limited edition banana pudding flavors for summer," 1 June 2017 The rice pudding, which comes with a suite of toppings, is very good as well. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Luang Prabang Is the Ideal Southeast Asian City," 20 Nov. 2018 The charred cookie on top was too much for me, but the pudding was refreshing. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Central Smoke’s Asian-accented, down-home barbecue adds fire and spice to chilly nights," 25 Oct. 2018 Prepare bread pudding: Butter 8-by 8-inch (2-quart) baking dish. Tiffani Thiessen, Good Housekeeping, "Brioche Bread Pudding with Bourbon-Caramel Sauce," 9 Oct. 2018 Invert to slip out pudding, then set upright on a plate. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Savory Bread Pudding," 16 Aug. 2018 Save room for bacon tres leches bread pudding and smoked chocolate cake. Houston Chronicle, "Houston's best steakhouses," 10 May 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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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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