flummery

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flummery Old English pudding made by boiling down the water from soaked oatmeal until it becomes thick and gelatinous, then mixed with milk, buttermilk, or yoghurt and left to ferment. Similar to frumenty. Dutch flummery is made with gelatine or isinglass and egg yolk; Spanish flummery with cream, rice flour, and cinnamon.

flummery

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flummery (dial.) kind of porridge XVII; transf. mere flattery, humbug XVIII. — W. llymru, of unkn. orig.