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    WHAT DOES spotted dog MEAN?

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    Presumably a dog with spots like a dalmation. However, if you can give some context, I might be able to give you a better answer.

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    spotted dog (spotted Dick) = traditional English pudding

    A steamed, sweet, sponge pudding with raisins and other dried fruits. It is served hot with custard. The dark raisins in the light pudding mixture give the dessert a spotted appearance.

    The pudding mixture is wrapped in a cloth and cooked until done. Spotted Dick has raisins throughout the pudding, spotted dog has them scattered over the outside of the pudding.



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