from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sweet dessert, usually containing flour or a cereal product, that has been boiled, steamed, or baked.
- n. A mixture with a soft, puddinglike consistency.
- n. A sausagelike preparation made with minced meat or various other ingredients stuffed into a bag or skin and boiled.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sausage made primarily from blood.
- n. Any of various dishes, sweet or savoury, prepared by boiling or steaming, or from batter.
- n. A type of cake or dessert cooked usually by boiling or steaming.
- n. A type of dessert that has a texture similar to custard or mousse but using some kind of starch as the thickening agent.
- n. Dessert; the dessert course of a meal.
- n. An overweight person.
- n. Entrails.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of food of a soft or moderately hard consistence, variously made, but often a compound of flour or meal, with milk and eggs, etc.
- n. Anything resembling, or of the softness and consistency of, pudding.
- n. An intestine; especially, an intestine stuffed with meat, etc.; a sausage.
- n. Any food or victuals.
- n. Same as Puddening.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Minced meat, or blood, properly seasoned, stuffed into an intestine, and cooked by boiling.
- n. A dish consisting of flour or other farinaceous substance with suet, or milk, eggs, etc., sometimes enriched with fruit, as raisins, etc., originally boiled in a bag to a moderately hard consistence, but now made in many other ways.
- n. Nautical, same as puddening.
- n. The joint of an electric cable inside a junction-box.
- To draw together and join inside in a junction-box, as an electric cable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally)
- n. any of various soft thick unsweetened baked dishes
- n. any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed
Middle English, a kind of sausage, from Old French boudin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From circa 1305, Middle English poding ("kind of sausage; meat-filled animal stomach") , from French boudin ("blood sausage, black pudding"). (Wiktionary)