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1. Any sweet dish served at the end of a meal.

2. A sweet or savoury dish generally steamed in a mould - such a "Spotted Dick" or "Christmas pudding" (see photograph).

3. A kind of sausage - such as "black pudding". This type of pudding supplied the name, as it"s derived from the Norman-English word "pudingis" - which only applied to boiled sausages.

4.A baked batter mixture - such as Yorkshire pudding.

See "Black Pudding", "Christmas pudding","White pudding", "Yorkshire pudding". See also our Recipe Section.

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