One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A baked pudding made of milk and rice or another grain such as sago or tapioca.‘a milk pudding or blancmange is simple’mass noun ‘we nearly always had milk pudding’
- ‘John had an ulcer and was diabetic; for a fortnight I fed him on milk puddings and steamed fish.’
- ‘Lunch might be taken on a 2lb steak, a pound of potatoes, three green vegetables and a milk pudding.’
- ‘Duke Federico even wanted it in his milk pudding!’
- ‘The only real meal of the day consisted of two courses, usually a hash of meat and potatoes, followed by a sweet - always milk pudding, rice or sago.’
- ‘It's like not being able to eat milk puddings after your experience in the school canteen.’
- ‘There is also an implication, perhaps unintended, that a milk pudding is not strictly a pudding.’
- ‘He finished his meal and took extra bread, then began eyeing the milk pudding being set about.’
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