Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A flavored and sweetened milk pudding thickened with cornstarch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A simple dessert made by cooking sweetened milk with cornstarch and vanilla

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A preparation for desserts, etc., made from isinglass, sea moss, cornstarch, or other gelatinous or starchy substance, with mild, usually sweetened and flavored, and shaped in a mold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cookery, a name of different preparations of the consistency of jelly, variously composed of dissolved isinglass, arrowroot, corn-starch, etc., with milk and flavoring substances.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sweet almond-flavored milk pudding thickened with gelatin or cornstarch; usually molded

Etymologies

Middle English blankmanger, a dish made with almond milk, from Old French blanc mangier : blanc, white (of Germanic origin; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots) + mangier, to eat, food (from Latin manducāre; see manger).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French: blanc mangier (white food) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To serve, dip the jelly mould into a bowl of hot water to loosen the blancmange from the mould, then quickly turn it out into the centre of a serving plate.

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  • I became hooked on freshly-pressed passion-fruit purée and probably drank several glasses a day, and also on the gorgeous pudim de maracuja, something like passion-fruit blancmange only delicious in a way that the term 'blancmange' would seem to render pretty unlikely, which my favourite rather scruffy neighbourhood restaurant, the "Tangerina", served.

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  • But isn't that "blancmange" if I'm remembering my Monty Python correctly?

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  • First person I’ve ever seen who’s writing style is best described as blancmange fFreddy

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  • Then she nailed "blancmange", a moulded dessert, and "baignoire", a low theatre box.

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  • Remember the fuss everybody made about Jason Reitman's blancmange dish Up in the Air last year?

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  • The financial correspondent of the Telegraph referred to it as “hitting the market with all the impact of a feather coming to rest on a blancmange”, an insult which has rankled ever since.

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  • And it is weird to get off a boring old commuter train to be faced on the platform with a vast embonpoint, half swathed in shiny scarlet shantung silk, half exposed, like being attacked by a giant blancmange with strawberries.

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  • Aldi, Germany's favourite bonko-thrifty purveyors of alarmingly pink sandwich meats has been operating its "no-frills supermarkets" in the UK for more than 20 years now, and is currently enjoying a boost in sales following the economy collapsing like a blancmange in a microwave.

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