Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sweet; dulcet.
  • noun A kind of pasty or custard.
  • noun A musical instrument, a kind of flute.
  • noun A testicle of a deer. Also written dowcet dowset.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A custard.
  • noun A dowcet, or deep's testicle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete except in dialects A sweetened dish.
  • noun in the plural Deer's testicles.

Etymologies

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French, diminutive of doux ("sweet")

Examples

  • Aunt Elizabeth, Sir Edward, Will, and I took our meal together in Carter Lane as we always did, but in honor of the day had several more dishes than usual and sweet wafers and a doucet—spiced custard pie—to follow.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • Aunt Elizabeth, Sir Edward, Will, and I took our meal together in Carter Lane as we always did, but in honor of the day had several more dishes than usual and sweet wafers and a doucet—spiced custard pie—to follow.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • Aunt Elizabeth, Sir Edward, Will, and I took our meal together in Carter Lane as we always did, but in honor of the day had several more dishes than usual and sweet wafers and a doucet—spiced custard pie—to follow.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • Aunt Elizabeth, Sir Edward, Will, and I took our meal together in Carter Lane as we always did, but in honor of the day had several more dishes than usual and sweet wafers and a doucet—spiced custard pie—to follow.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court

  • There is a recipe for doucet in Jane Grigson's English Food

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • Henry IV had a doucet at his coronation banquet in 1399.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • There is a recipe for doucet in Jane Grigson's English Food

    Custard Tarts

  • As part of a four-course Medieval banquet, well, I may have had to pass on the boar's head to keep room for a slice of doucet. posted by Big Bead Little Bead at 7:06 PM

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • Henry IV had a doucet at his coronation banquet in 1399.

    Custard Tarts

  • As part of a four-course Medieval banquet, well, I may have had to pass on the boar's head to keep room for a slice of doucet. posted by Big Bead Little Bead at 7:06 PM

    Custard Tarts

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  • Also dowcet.

    November 19, 2010