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pudding

noun uk   /ˈpʊd.ɪŋ/ us  

pudding noun (SWEET FOOD)

B2 [C or U] UK a sweet and usually hot dish made with pastry, flour, bread, or rice, and often fruit: a sticky toffee/treacle pudding Is there any more rice pudding? [U] US a sweet, soft food made from milk, sugar, eggs, and flavouring, eaten cold: chocolate/vanilla/butterscotch pudding [U] UK ( informal pud) the final part of a meal, when a sweet dish is eaten: What's for pudding? I thought we'd have trifle for pudding.
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pudding noun (NON-SWEET FOOD)

[C or U] UK ( informal pud) a hot dish made with pastry or flour that contains or is eaten with meat: steak and kidney pudding
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