from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A side dish, such as a relish or dessert, served in addition to the principal course.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A side dish (often of vegetables), or a small dish of savories served between courses
- n. A dessert
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A side dish; a dainty or relishing dish usually eaten after the joints or principal dish; also, a sweetmeat, served with a dinner.
- n. Any small entertainment between two greater ones.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The French form now used instead of entremes, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dish that is served with, but is subordinate to, a main course
Middle English entremetes, from Old French entremes, entremets : entre, between (from Latin inter; see inter-) + mes, mets, dish; see mess.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)