2. Anything resembling, or of the softness and consistency of, pudding.
5. Same as Puddening.
(Science: botany) Pudding grass See conglomerate. Pudding time. The time of dinner, pudding being formerly the dish first eaten. The nick of time; critical time. Mars, that still protects the stout, In pudding time came to his aid. (Hudibras)
Origin: 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.