main dish


: the main food prepared for a meal
The main dish was poached salmon.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Gossip, fashion, politics, and travel are among the table topics du jour, but with the holidays fast approaching, the subject quickly turns to one main dish: food and entertaining. Town & Country, 24 Apr. 2023 Get the recipe for Buttered Leek and Gruyère Galette. 9 Squash Ribbon Salad with Sunflower Seeds This fresh, pasta-like salad works as a light main dish, or as an easy side. Erin Cavoto, Country Living, 23 Apr. 2023 This noodle bowl can be a main dish or the supporting player to a vegetable stir-fry. Elyssa Goldberg, Bon Appétit, 16 Feb. 2023

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“Main dish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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