Meaning of “pudding” in the English Dictionary

"pudding" in British English

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puddingnoun

uk /ˈpʊd.ɪŋ/ us /ˈpʊd.ɪŋ/

pudding noun (SWEET FOOD)

B2 [ C or U ] mainly UK a sweet and usually hot dish made with pastry, flour, bread, or rice, and often fruit:

Is there any more rice 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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(Definition of “pudding” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pudding" in American English

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puddingnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈpʊd·ɪŋ/

a sweet dish, often made from sugar, milk, flour, and flavoring, and usually eaten after a meal:

[ U ] I’ll make rice pudding for dessert.

(Definition of “pudding” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)