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n. pl. flum·mer·ies
1. Meaningless or deceptive language; humbug.
a. Any of several soft, sweet, bland foods, such as custard.
b. A sweet gelatinous pudding made by straining boiled oatmeal or flour.
c. A soft dessert of stewed, thickened fruit, often mixed with a grain such as rice.
[Welsh llymru, soft jelly from sour oatmeal.]
n, pl -meries
1. informal meaningless flattery; nonsense
2. (Cookery) chiefly Brit a cold pudding of oatmeal, etc
[C17: from Welsh llymru]
flum•mer•y(ˈflʌm ə ri)
n., pl. -mer•ies.
1. any of various sweet puddings or custards, as a blancmange or fruit custard.
2. a gruel of oatmeal or flour boiled with water.
3. complete nonsense; foolish humbug.
[1615–25; < Welsh llymru, with ending assimilated to -ery]
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|Noun||1.||flummery - a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal|
pudding - any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed
|2.||flummery - meaningless ceremonies and flattery|