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Indian pudding

n. New England
A pudding consisting of milk, cornmeal, egg, and molasses baked for several hours in a heavy casserole.

[So called because it is made with Indian meal.]
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In′dian pud′ding

a baked pudding of cornmeal, molasses, and milk.
[1715–25, Amer.]
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