from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dish served as an accompaniment to the main course.
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- n. A serving of food meant as an accompanying dish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. one of the dishes subordinate to the main course.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dish considered as subordinate, and not the principal one of the service or course; hence, any dish made somewhat elaborate with flavorings and sauce, as distinguished from a joint, pair of fowls, or other substantial dish.
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
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