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Definitions of dessert

  1. a dish served as the last course of a meal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats, at the close of a feast or entertainment; pastry, fruits, etc., forming the last course at dinner. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A course of fruits, etc., served last at dinner. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Fruits, confections, etc. served at the close of an entertainment after the rest has been taken away. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Service of fruit, &c., at the close of a meal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A service of sweetmeats, etc., at the close of a repast. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A service of pastry, fruits, &c, when the substantial part of a meal is removed, or de-served. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A service of fruit, &c., at the close of a feast or entertainment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. dez-[.e]rt', n. fruits, confections, &c., served at the close of an entertainment after the rest has been taken away.--ns. DESSERT'-SERV'ICE, the dishes used for dessert; DESSERT'-SPOON, a spoon smaller than a table-spoon and larger than a tea-spoon, used not so much for dessert as for pudding. [O. Fr. dessert, desservir, to clear the table--des, away, and servir, to serve--L. serv[=i]re.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. Course of fruit, sweetmeats, &c., at end of dinner; d. -SPOON. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. n. [French] A service of pastry, fruits, or sweet-meats; the last course. Cabinet Dictionary
  12. The last course of an entertainment. Complete Dictionary

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