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plum pudding

  1. a rich steamed or boiled pudding containing raisins, currants, citron, spices, etc.
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Origin of plum pudding

First recorded in 1640–50
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Examples from the Web for plum pudding

Historical Examples

  • A lamb was slaughtered, green peas were picked, and a plum-pudding made.

    The Bay State Monthly, Vol. 1, Issue 1.


  • Perhaps you'd like a slice of beefsteak and a piece of plum-pudding too, wouldn't you?

  • It is like the Chinese plum-pudding where they forgot to tie the bag.

  • Is not plum-pudding associated with Christmas, with peace on earth?

  • Well, macaroni, then; and plum-pudding for dessert—and apples.

    Funny Little Socks

    Sarah. L. Barrow

British Dictionary definitions for plum pudding

plum pudding

  1. (in Britain) a dark brown rich boiled or steamed pudding made with flour, suet, sugar, and dried fruit
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