side dish

noun

Definition of side dish 

: a food served separately along with the main course

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Bring own tableware service and a main dish and side dish/dessert to share. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "June rocks with Alive After Five, family festivals and free movie nights | Idaho Statesman," 26 May 2018 The generous chapters on vegetable side dishes and vegetarian mains should satisfy anyone who wants to limit meat consumption and still enjoy the pleasures of outdoor cookery. Barry Estabrook, WSJ, "Summer Books: Food," 23 May 2018 Variety of side dishes and home made desserts offered. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Good Friday is your last chance to catch a Lenten fish fry," 30 Mar. 2018 Generations of Taste Cooking Competition, 5-7 p.m. Come try appetizers, salads, drinks, soups, breads, main dishes, side dishes and desserts in this popular competition. Sun-Sentinel.com, "events by county," 28 Mar. 2018 The feast will include Italian main dishes and side dishes, desserts and food contributions by St. Jude families. Daily Southtown, "Church news," 13 Mar. 2018 Each pie is served with mashed potatoes, a side dish and dessert. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Zingerman's Cornman Farms turns into traditional English pie shop for March," 12 Mar. 2018 With their main dishes, customers choose from side dishes that go beyond the usual rice and refried beans, Lopez said, such as potatoes with chorizo or jalapeños with vegetables in vinegar. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cocina 1022 open for lunch, dinner and, soon, late-night," 6 Apr. 2018 The same goes for his eggplant parmigiana, presented as a side dish. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Leonelli Taberna Opens in NoMad," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of side dish

1702, in the meaning defined above

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