Definitions for: Dessert


[n] a dish served as the last course of a meal



Webster (1913) Definition: Des*sert", n. [F., fr. desservir to remove from table,
to clear the table; pref. des- (L. dis-) + servir to serve,
to serve at table. See Serve.]
A service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats, at the close of a
feast or entertainment; pastry, fruits, etc., forming the
last course at dinner.

``An 't please your honor,'' quoth the peasant, ``This
same dessert is not so pleasant.'' --Pope.

Dessert spoon, a spoon used in eating dessert; a spoon
intermediate in size between a teaspoon and a tablespoon.


Dessert-spoonful, n., pl. Dessert-spoonfuls, as much as a
dessert spoon will hold, usually reckoned at about two and
a half fluid drams.

See Also: afters, ambrosia, baked Alaska, blancmange, charlotte, compote, course, dumpling, flan, frozen dessert, fruit compote, junket, mousse, peach melba, prune whip, pud, pudding, sabayon, sillabub, sweet, syllabub, trifle, zabaglione

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