American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A usually sweet course or dish, as of fruit, ice cream, or pastry, served at the end of a meal.
- n. Chiefly British Fresh fruit, nuts, or sweetmeats served after the sweet course of a dinner.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A service of fruits and sweetmeats at the close of a repast; the last course at table: in the United States often used to include pies, puddings, and other sweet dishes.
- n. Dessert-service, the dishes, plates, etc., used in serving dessert.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats, at the close of a feast or entertainment; pastry, fruits, etc., forming the last course at dinner.
- n. a dish served as the last course of a meal
- From French dessert, from desservir ("disserve"), from dés- ("dis-") and servir ("serve"), thus literally meaning “removal of what has been served”. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French desservir, to clear the table : des-, de- + servir, to serve; see serve. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The term dessert wine is a taboo today -- 'dry' is where it's at," said Daniel Johnnes, wine director for the Dinex Group in New York.”
“One of the reasons I like using sweet potatoes in dessert is that it really makes for a guilt-free experience when their nutritional properties are considered.”
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“Needless to say, this dessert is another entry for MBP: Less is More.”
“All you need to know about this dessert is the reaction it received, a prolonged mmmm, a content sigh and a broad smile.”
“Beth said ... lately, i've replaced peanut butter in dessert recipes with a dark chocolate peanut butter that a friend brought me from nyc. it's over-the-top good. this might be a great way to use the last of the jar!”
“The dessert is soaked with chocolate sauce and comes with whipped cream on top.”
“Serve in cute glassware to disguise the fact that once scooped, the dessert is not nearly as pretty.”
“Second, it's a (almost) dry rendition (most of the Vignoles with any sort of pedigree is used in dessert and ice-style wines).”
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