1 (plural pronounced same) A French type of black pudding.
- 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.
2 (boudins ˈbuːdɪnzˈbuːdãz) Geology A series of elongated parallel sections formed by the fracturing of a sedimentary rock stratum during folding.
- Throughout the Timirovo thrust system, coarse-grained fragments of calcite veins form elongate boudins predominantly oriented parallel to the mylonitic foliation.
- The result is a set of long, parallel sausage-shaped bodies called boudins, elongated in the direction of the fold axis.
- These hanging-wall fabrics include asymmetric, intrafolial folds, asymmetric boudins, and classical S-C structures of the type described by Berthé et al., all indicating down-to-NW sense of shear.
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