1. 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.
And solid pudding against empty praise. --Pope.
2. Anything resembling, or of the softness and consistency of, pudding.
3. An intestine; especially, an intestine stuffed with meat, etc.; a sausage.
4. Any food or victuals.
Eat your pudding, slave, and hold your tongue. --Prior.
5. Naut. Same as Puddening.
Pudding grass Bot., the true pennyroyal (Mentha Pulegium), formerly used to flavor stuffing for roast meat. --Dr. Prior.
Pudding pie, a pudding with meat baked in it. --Taylor (1630).
Pudding pipe Bot., the long, cylindrical pod of the leguminous tree Cassia Fistula. The seeds are separately imbedded in a sweetish pulp. See Cassia.
Pudding sleeve, a full sleeve like that of the English clerical gown. --Swift.
Pudding stone. Min. See Conglomerate, n., 2.
Pudding time. (a) The time of dinner, pudding being formerly the dish first eaten. [Obs.] --Johnson. (b) The nick of time; critical time. [Obs.]
Mars, that still protects the stout,
In pudding time came to his aid. --Hudibras.
n 1: any of various soft thick unsweetened baked dishes; "corn
2: (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used
informally) [syn: pud]
3: any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with
flour and baked or boiled or steamed