blanc·mange (blə-mänj, -mäɴzh)
A flavored and sweetened milk pudding thickened with cornstarch.
[Middle English blankmanger, a dish made with almond milk, from Old French blanc mangier : blanc, white (of Germanic origin; see bhel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + mangier, to eat, food (from Latin manducāre; see MANGER).]
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