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[boo-dan] /buˈdɛ̃/
noun, plural boudins
[boo-dan; English boo-danz] /buˈdɛ̃; English buˈdɛ̃z/ (Show IPA).
French Cookery.
a blood sausage (boudin noir) or sometimes a white sausage (boudin blanc) made of chicken, pork, or veal.
Origin of boudin
1795-1805, Americanism; < Louisiana French, French: sausage; Old French, of obscure origin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • boudin made him get into bed again; but all the day his pulse was in an alarming state.

  • Dr boudin prescribed an emetic, which produced good effects.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • boudin's production has been enormous, and nothing that he has done is indifferent.

  • Dr boudin had said the invalid might have gooseberry syrup with seltzer water.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • Or the boudin may be packed into jars, and sliced or cut into dice and sautéed when cold.

  • Every two hours the invalid was given calming medicine prescribed by Dr boudin.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • There is nothing French that is not to be had in it, from snails and boudin to the Petit Journal and the latest thing in apritifs.

    Our House Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • boudin chiefly worked in those towns and villages which fringe the north coast of France, as indeed Monet has done since.

    Rambles in Normandy Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for boudin


/French budɛ̃/
a French version of a black pudding
Word Origin
C20: French


/French budɛ̃/
Eugène (øʒɛn). 1824–98, French painter: one of the first French landscape painters to paint in the open air; a forerunner of impressionism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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