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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Dessert \Des*sert"\, n. [F., fr. desservir to remove from table,
to clear the table; pref. des- (L. dis-) + servir to serve,
to serve at table. See Serve.]
A service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats, at the close of a
feast or entertainment; pastry, fruits, etc., forming the
last course at dinner.
"An 't please your honor," quoth the peasant,
"This same dessert is not so pleasant." --Pope.
Dessert spoon, a spoon used in eating dessert; a spoon
intermediate in size between a teaspoon and a tablespoon.
Dessert-spoonful, n., pl. Dessert-spoonfuls, as much as a
dessert spoon will hold, usually reckoned at about two and
a half fluid drams.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a dish served as the last course of a meal [syn: dessert,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
31 Moby Thesaurus words for "dessert":
ambrosia, antepast, bonne bouche, cate, choice morsel, course,
cover, dainty, delicacy, dish, entree, entremets, goody, help,
helping, kickshaw, manna, morsel, nectar, place, plate, portion,
pudding, savory, second helping, service, serving, sweet, tidbit,
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