Definition of blancmange in English:

blancmange

Line breaks: blanc|mange
Pronunciation: /bləˈmɒnʒ
 
, -ˈmɑːnʒ/

noun

British
A sweet opaque gelatinous dessert made with flavoured cornflour and milk: a good old-fashioned blancmange [mass noun]: a double helping of pink blancmange
More example sentences
  • May I have some more of the pink blancmange please?
  • It was the day of her wedding and she had been shaking like a blancmange since the moment she woke up.
  • I had a sudden appetite for jelly and blancmange, you see.

Origin

late Middle English blancmanger: from Old French blanc mangier, from blanc 'white' + mangier 'eat' (used as a noun to mean 'food'). The shortened form without -er arose in the 18th century.

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