from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A side dish, such as a relish or dessert, served in addition to the principal course.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The French form now used instead of entremes, 1.

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

  • noun (Cookery) A side dish; a dainty or relishing dish usually eaten after the joints or principal dish; also, a sweetmeat, served with a dinner.
  • noun rare Any small entertainment between two greater ones.

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

  • noun A side dish (often of vegetables), or a small dish of savories served between courses
  • noun A dessert

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a dish that is served with, but is subordinate to, a main course


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English entremetes, from Old French entremes, entremets : entre, between (from Latin inter; see inter–) + mes, mets, dish; see mess.]



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  • A great dinner like a great play

    Will nourish and charm all the way.

    Delight should be certain

    From prologue to curtain,

    From hors d'oeuvre to last entremet.

    July 5, 2015