Definitions

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

  • n. A highly seasoned link sausage of pork, pork liver, and rice that is a typical element of Louisiana Creole cuisine.

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  • n. A Cajun sausage originating in Southern Louisiana made from rice, ground pork (occasionally crawfish), and spices in sausage casing.

Etymologies

French, from Old French bodine, intestines.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • After a solid hour of competition Saturday morning, 11-year-old Sayoni Ghosh from the Discovery School spelled "boudin," a French word for a type of sausage, to win the "Read to Bee" spelling bee.

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  • Latin verb gustare, "to taste;" but Medlar pleaded custom in behalf of C, observing, that, by the Doctor's rule, we ought to change pudding into budding, because it is derived from the French word boudin; and in that case why not retain the original orthography and pronunciation of all the foreign words we have adopted, by which means our language would become a dissonant jargon without standard or propriety?

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  • Capt C. killed 2 bucks and 2 buffaloe, I also killed one buffaloe which proved to be the best meat, it was in tolerable order; we saved the best of the meat, and from the cow I killed we saved the necessary materials for making what our wrighthand cook Charbono calls the boudin (poudingue) blanc, and immediately set him about preparing them for supper; this white pudding we all esteem one of the greatest del [ic] acies of the forrest, it may not be amiss therefore to give it a place.

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  • Capt C. killed 2 bucks and 2 buffaloe, I also killed one buffaloe which proved to be the best meat, it was in tolerable order; we saved the best of the meat, and from the cow I killed we saved the necessary materials for making what our wrighthand cook Charbono calls the boudin blanc, and immediately set him about preparing them for supper; this white pudding we all esteem one of the greatest delacies of the forrest, it may not be amiss therefore to give it a place.

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  • They have the best sausages and meats -- don't even try to imagine what Whole Food "boudin" or "andouille" tastes like.

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  • Latin verb gustare, “to taste;” but Medlar pleaded custom in behalf of C, observing, that, by the Doctor’s rule, we ought to change pudding into budding, because it is derived from the French word boudin; and in that case why not retain the original orthography and pronunciation of all the foreign words we have adopted, by which means our language would become a dissonant jargon without standard or propriety?

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  • His sausage-making and meat-smoking facility is renowned for its steamed "boudin," smoked sausages, and smoked pulled pork.

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  • According to the book, puddings began when the French invented "boudin" and

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  • You'll sit at long, communal tables, sharing farmhouse-style dishes such as boudin blanc with kale and apple-horseradish sauce.

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  • Popular dishes include seasonal vegetables, currently served with a romesco sauce and warm cheese; boudin blanc, a custardlike dish made with pork and chicken; and an omelet that Mr. Sullivan said "will make you cry."

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  • See boudinage for a definition. I'm not talking about sausages.

    June 13, 2008