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spotted dick

(Brit) a steamed or boiled suet pudding containing dried fruit
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from the man's name Dick (short for Richard), or from dialect dick pudding. The dried fruit gives it a speckled appearance
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Contemporary definitions for spotted dick

a steamed British pudding of suet and raisins or currants; also called spotted dog

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