[ bluh-mahnj, -mahnzh ]
/ bləˈmɑndʒ, -ˈmɑ̃ʒ /


a sweet pudding prepared with almond milk and gelatin and flavored with rum or kirsch.
a sweet, white pudding made with milk and cornstarch and flavored with vanilla.

Origin of blancmange

1350–1400; apocopated variant of Middle English blancmanger < Middle French: literally, white eating. See blank, manger Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for blancmange


/ (bləˈmɒnʒ) /


a jelly-like dessert, stiffened usually with cornflour and set in a mould

Word Origin for blancmange

C14: from Old French blanc manger, literally: white food
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