(?), n. [Cf. F. boudin black pudding, sausage, L. botulus, botellus, a sausage, G. & Sw. pudding pudding, Dan. podding, pudding, LG. puddig thick, stumpy, W. poten, potten, also E. pod, pout, v.] 1. A species of food of a soft or moderately hard consistence, variously made, but often a compound of flour or meal, with milk and eggs, etc.
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And solid pudding against empty praise.
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2. Anything resembling, or of the softness and consistency of, pudding.
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3. An intestine; especially, an intestine stuffed with meat, etc.; a sausage. Shak.
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4. Any food or victuals.
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Eat your pudding, slave, and hold your tongue.
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5. (Naut.) Same as Puddening.
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Pudding grass (Bot.), the true pennyroyal (Mentha Pulegium), formerly used to flavor stuffing for roast meat. Dr. Prior. -- Pudding pie, a pudding with meat baked in it. Taylor (1630). -- Pudding pipe (Bot.), the long, cylindrical pod of the leguminous tree Cassia Fistula. The seeds are separately imbedded in a sweetish pulp. See Cassia. -- Pudding sleeve, a full sleeve like that of the English clerical gown. Swift. -- Pudding stone. (Min.) See Conglomerate, n., 2. -- Pudding time. (a) The time of dinner, pudding being formerly the dish first eaten. [Obs.] Johnson. (b) The nick of time; critical time. [Obs.]
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Mars, that still protects the stout,
In pudding time came to his aid.
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Pud"ding fish


Pudding wife

}. [Prob. corrupted fr. the Sp. name in Cuba, pudiano verde.] (Zol.) A large, handsomely colored, blue and bronze, labroid fish (Iridio radiatus, syn. Platyglossus radiatus) of Florida, Bermuda, and the West Indies. Called also pudiano, doncella, and, at Bermuda, bluefish.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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