One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A Dalmatian dog.
2Britishanother term for spotted dick
- ‘A sweet version of the bread can also be prepared with the addition of sugar and currants, raisins, or sultanas; this is known by a variety of names including spotted dick, spotted dog, and railway cake.’
- ‘No one the shape of the gunner's wife could make frumenty, or spotted dog, or syllabub, and he did not wish to have anything to do with her.’
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