- a rich steamed or boiled pudding containing raisins, currants, citron, spices, etc.
Origin of plum pudding
First recorded in 1640–50
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Examples from the Web for plum pudding
A lamb was slaughtered, green peas were picked, and a plum-pudding made.
Perhaps you'd like a slice of beefsteak and a piece of plum-pudding too, wouldn't you?Paul Prescott's Charge
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?Dreamers of the Ghetto
Well, macaroni, then; and plum-pudding for dessert—and apples.Funny Little Socks
Sarah. L. Barrow
- (in Britain) a dark brown rich boiled or steamed pudding made with flour, suet, sugar, and dried fruit
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