Definition of boudin in English:



  • 1A French type of black pudding.

    • ‘Variations such as German blutwurst, French boudin noir, and Spanish morcilla are enjoyed in other parts of Europe.’
    • ‘I chose the roasted lamb rump with boudin noir, borlotti beans and caramelised shallots, while Gus went for the pan-fried monkfish with Parma ham, spring onions and prawns.’
    • ‘I went for the boudin noir with apple compôte, thyme and sautéed new potatoes.’
    • ‘From a list of starters that included such Gallic staples as grilled snails and steamed mussels, we chose the French onion soup and the boudin noir (black pudding, to most of us) to kick off the meal in grand fashion.’
    • ‘I ordered the boudin of veal sweetbread and wild mushroom with truffle-scented celeriac puree and truffle jus, for €9.’
    • ‘I had pan-fried duck, black pudding and rosemary boudin with slivers of venison saddle, roast sweet potato and hoi sin sauce.’
    • ‘The delicacy, a combination of congealed pigs' blood, fat and rusk encased in a length of intestine, is closely related to German blutwurst, French boudin noir and Spanish morcilla.’
    • ‘The fresh boudin basque is disgustingly, deliciously bloody while the bottles of pistachio syrup glow like absinthe.’
    • ‘To start, I had the langoustine and white fish boudin with saffron mousseline, ribbon vegetables and a curry froth.’
    • ‘One of my favourite dishes was the crêpe au boudin noir, a folded pancake topped with fruit chutney, drizzled with yogurt and filled with blood pudding and fatty lardons.’
    • ‘O'Reilly will be doing scallop and boudin noir with horseradish cream followed by pumpkin and rosemary soup with sautéed herb gnocchi.’
    • ‘Mille feuille of foie gras, boudin noir, braised turnips and apple with a sherry vinegar sauce.’
    • ‘I explained that pudding from Bury has lumps of fat in it and a haggis-like texture whilst boudin from Berry is mousselike.’
    • ‘In the north of France and Belgium, very rich boudins containing large amounts of cream, lard or butter, and sometimes eggs, are made.’
  • 2Geology
    A series of elongated parallel sections formed by the fracturing of a sedimentary rock stratum during folding.

    • ‘Throughout the Timirovo thrust system, coarse-grained fragments of calcite veins form elongate boudins predominantly oriented parallel to the mylonitic foliation.’
    • ‘The result is a set of long, parallel sausage-shaped bodies called boudins, elongated in the direction of the fold axis.’
    • ‘The necklines of the boudins typically plunge gently north to NE.’
    • ‘Asymmetric boudins in the shear zone indicate a sinistral shear sense.’
    • ‘The Orlica-Snieznik Dome and the Góry Sowie Block preserve primarily amphibolite-facies gneisses, migmatites, and mica schists, which locally enclose boudins of granulite and eclogite.’
    • ‘In the Czech part of the central Erzgebirge, mafic eclogites are interpreted as boudins emplaced in the middle crust at the base of an orthogneiss body of the Lower Crystalline nappe.’
    • ‘C-S fabrics, rotated quartz clasts and asymmetric boudins in shear zones suggest top-to-the-NE shear sense consistent with that documented previously in the Delb Khairkhan melange.’
    • ‘In places, they contain blocks and fragments of surrounding lithologies as well as isolated boudins of granite pegmatite.’
    • ‘C-S fabrics and asymmetric quartz boudins parallel to these lineations suggest top-to-the-NE or top-to-the-east directed shear consistent with the general directions observed in the Baidrag Gol Transect.’
    • ‘These hanging-wall fabrics include asymmetric, intrafolial folds, asymmetric boudins, and classical S-C structures of the type described by Berthé et al., all indicating down-to-NW sense of shear.’