Definition of boudin in English:

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Pronunciation: /bo͞oˈdan/ Pronunciation: /-ˈdaN/

noun (plural pronounced same)

1A French type of blood sausage.
Example sentences
  • From a list of starters that included such Gallic staples as grilled snails and steamed mussels, we chose the French onion soup and the boudin noir (black pudding, to most of us) to kick off the meal in grand fashion.
  • I had pan-fried duck, black pudding and rosemary boudin with slivers of venison saddle, roast sweet potato and hoi sin sauce.
  • I ordered the boudin of veal sweetbread and wild mushroom with truffle-scented celeriac puree and truffle jus, for €9.
1.1A spicy sausage used especially in Louisiana cuisine.
Example sentences
  • White boudin is a spicy rice and pork sausage; red boudin, which is made from the same rice dressing but is flavored and colored with blood, can still be found in neighborhood boucheries.
  • This is what I consumed my first morning in Louisiana: eggs, an English muffin, tasso sausage, ham, pork boudin, more eggs, pickled pigs' lips, and fruit.
  • We share a couple more jokes, then my gumbo and my boudin sausage come, and I start eating.
2 (boudins ˈbuːdɪnzˈbuːdãz) Geology A series of elongated parallel sections formed by the fracturing of a sedimentary rock stratum during folding.


Early 19th century: French, literally 'blood sausage'.

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Syllabification: bou·din

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