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Pu'dding. n.s. [potten, Welsh, an intestine; boudin, French; puding, Swedish.]

  1. A kind of food very variously compounded, but generally made of meal, milk, and eggs.

    Sallads, and eggs, and lighter fare
    Tune the Italian spark's guitar;
    And if I take Dan Congreve right,
    Pudding and beef make Britons fight.

  2. The gut of an animal.

    He'll yield the crow a pudding one of these days; the king has kill'd his heart. Shakesp. Henry V.

    As sure as his guts are made of puddings. Shakesp.

  3. A bowel stuffed with certain mixtures of meal and other ingredients.

    Mind neither good nor bad, nor right nor wrong,
    But eat your puddings, slave, and hold your tongue.

Sources: Shakespeare's Henry V (66) · Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor (95) · Prior, Matthew (162)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269) · Swedish (2) · Welsh (Welch) (27)

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