Definition of plum pudding noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


plum pudding

BrE BrE//ˌplʌm ˈpʊdɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌplʌm ˈpʊdɪŋ//
[uncountable, countable] (old-fashioned, British English)
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= Christmas pudding Word Originearly 18th cent.: so named because the pudding was originally made with plums, the word plum being retained later to denote ‘raisin’, which became a substituted ingredient.