dessert

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

des·sert

noun \di-ˈzərt\

: sweet food eaten after the main part of a meal

Full Definition of DESSERT

1
:  a usually sweet course or dish (as of pastry or ice cream) usually served at the end of a meal
2
British :  a fresh fruit served after a sweet course

Examples of DESSERT

  1. She doesn't care for rich desserts.
  2. Coffee and tea will be served with dessert.
  3. We had ice cream and apple pie for dessert.

Origin of DESSERT

Middle French, from desservir to clear the table, from des- de- + servir to serve, from Latin servire
First Known Use: 1600

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