blancmange


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blanc·mange

 (blə-mänj′, -mäNzh′)
n.
A flavored and sweetened milk pudding thickened with cornstarch.

[Middle English blankmanger, a dish made with almond milk, from Old French blanc mangier : blanc, white (of Germanic origin; see bhel- in Indo-European roots) + mangier, to eat, food (from Latin manducāre; see manger).]
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blancmange

(bləˈmɒnʒ)
n
(Cookery) 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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blanc•mange

(bləˈmɑndʒ, -ˈmɑ̃ʒ)

n.
a sweet, often flavored white pudding made with milk, cornstarch or gelatin, and sometimes ground almonds.
[1350–1400; apocopated variant of Middle English blancmanger < Middle French: literally, white eating. See blank, manger]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blancmange - sweet almond-flavored milk pudding thickened with gelatin or cornstarchblancmange - sweet almond-flavored milk pudding thickened with gelatin or cornstarch; usually molded
afters, dessert, sweet - a dish served as the last course of a meal
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Translations

blancmange

[bləˈmɒnʒ] N (Brit) → crema f (de vainilla )
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blancmange

[bləˈmɒndʒ] nblanc-manger m
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blancmange

nPudding m
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blancmange

[bləˈmɒnʒ] nbiancomangiare m
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Meg wanted me to bring some of her blancmange, she makes it very nicely, and Beth thought her cats would be comforting.
"That looks too pretty to eat," he said, smiling with pleasure, as Jo uncovered the dish, and showed the blancmange, surrounded by a garland of green leaves, and the scarlet flowers of Amy's pet geranium.
Gary Glitter "People think of Barbara Cartland and they think of a pink blancmange."
ISN'T it time they gave HM a break and told her they could open Parliament without her dressing up like some elderly overdone squidgy blancmange?
It was like trying to knit with blancmange. Whatever the law, people will do the best they can to cope - and even then feel they haven't done enough.
Dressed in fluorescent pink, and resembling a giant blancmange, she wowed the judges.
I've no intention of wasting pounds 20 on going to see the Dome and suggest that most people would prefer to spend a day in the sun strolling around a park than visiting a giant blancmange perched on the banks of the Thames.
So when I was asked to do blancmange, of course I agreed.
Dr Tony Calland, chairman of the British Medical Association's Welsh Council, likened the grey matter to a firm blancmange. He said: "If you put that in a box and surround it with a Fairly Liquid type jelly, and then hit that box with a 12lb lump hammer you can imagine what will happen to that blancmange."
Coronation Street, ITV WHEN Les Battersby's blancmange bride turned up with kiss curls bearing the mark of , he should have guessed his sham marriage to Cilla was destined to become a "burning pit of agony..." as the devil bride called it.
Jen's new culinary skills have made her take style inspiration from the kitchen - but that blancmange number is a horror
To others it looked like a blancmange fresh out of the mould.