Definition of blancmange in English:

blancmange

noun

British
  • A sweet opaque gelatinous dessert made with flavoured cornflour and milk.

    ‘a good old-fashioned blancmange’
    mass noun ‘a double helping of pink blancmange’
    • ‘There was also banana jelly, iced buns and blancmange.’
    • ‘I had a sudden appetite for jelly and blancmange, you see.’
    • ‘That strange but unmistakable tang lingers over the domestic science block for a whole afternoon whenever first years try to make blancmange.’
    • ‘It was the day of her wedding and she had been shaking like a blancmange since the moment she woke up.’
    • ‘May I have some more of the pink blancmange please?’

Origin

Late Middle English blancmanger: from Old French blanc mangier, from blanc ‘white’ + mangier ‘eat’ (used as a noun to mean ‘food’). The shortened form without -er arose in the 18th century.

Pronunciation

blancmange

/bləˈmɒnʒ//bləˈmɑːnʒ/