[bluh-mahnj, -mahnzh]
a sweet pudding prepared with almond milk and gelatin and flavored with rum or kirsch.
a sweet, white pudding made with milk and cornstarch and flavored with vanilla.

1350–1400; apocopated variant of Middle English blancmanger < Middle French: literally, white eating. See blank, manger Unabridged
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blancmange (bləˈmɒnʒ)
a jelly-like dessert, stiffened usually with cornflour and set in a mould
[C14: from Old French blanc manger, literally: white food]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. blancmengier (13c.), lit. "white eating," originally a dish of fowl minced with cream, rice, almonds, sugar, eggs, etc.; from blanc "white" (also used in O.Fr. of white foods, e.g. eggs, cream, also white meats such as veal and chicken; see blank) +
mangier "to eat" (see manger)
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Blancmange and fritters mingle with less familiar cuisines.
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