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blancmange

[bluh-mahnj, -mahnzh] /bləˈmɑndʒ, -ˈmɑ̃ʒ/
noun
1.
a sweet pudding prepared with almond milk and gelatin and flavored with rum or kirsch.
2.
a sweet, white pudding made with milk and cornstarch and flavored with vanilla.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; apocopated variant of Middle English blancmanger < Middle French: literally, white eating. See blank, manger
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British Dictionary definitions for blancmanges'

blancmange

/bləˈmɒnʒ/
noun
1.
a jelly-like dessert, stiffened usually with cornflour and set in a mould
Word Origin
C14: from Old French blanc manger, literally: white food
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Word Origin and History for blancmanges'

blancmange

n.

late 14c., from Old French blancmengier (13c.), literally "white eating," originally a dish of fowl minced with cream, rice, almonds, sugar, eggs, etc.; from blanc "white" (also used in Old French of white foods, e.g. eggs, cream, also white meats such as veal and chicken; see blank (adj.)) + mangier "to eat" (see manger).

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