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blancmange

Syllabification: blanc·mange
Pronunciation: /bləˈmänj
 
, bləˈmäNZH
 
/

Definition of blancmange in English:

noun

A sweet opaque gelatinous dessert made with cornstarch and milk.
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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