Definition of blancmange noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bləˈmɒnʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//bləˈmɑːnʒ//
[countable, uncountable] (British English) Sweets and desserts
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a cold dessert (= a sweet dish) that looks like jelly, made with milk and flavoured with fruit See related entries: Sweets and desserts Word Originlate 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 cent.