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Port or a fruit-forward cabernet can match a rich, custardy chocolate dessert .

The entrees of fresh seafood and decadent dessert s left us, quite simply, marveling.

This soft and sweet dessert is the right ending for this light meal.

Mention this ubiquitous dessert , whose heyday was the ’80s and ’90s but is still going strong, and plenty of people will roll their eyes.

A dessert is always welcome, especially this simple, one-layer snacking cake.

The smell of grilled meat mixes with the exotic wafts of cinnamon tea served with a mush of sweet brown dessert .

It was popularized as a holiday dessert in 16th-century England and also is known as Christmas pudding or plum pudding.

If liquor and dessert are equally essential to you enjoying the holiday, at least choose your libation wisely.

Dessert is a slice of melt-in-your-mouth treacle tart with a dollop of perfectly tart clotted cream.

“Oh God, that was so much fun,” Sheehy says, wedging a cookie between two heaping scoops of ice cream— dessert .

They 'ung 'im in the lamp chains right hover the dinin' table, and then finished the dessert .

When I came to serve the dessert Sally was watching me with her eagle eye and her mouth watering.

Between the pastry and the dessert , have salad and cheese placed before each guest.

Coffee follows the dessert , and when this enters, if your guests are gentlemen only, your duty is at an end.

She had submitted to giving up the salmon, but the devil himself should not cheat her out of her dessert .

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Served as the last course of a meal, a dessert is often sweet, like cake or pie. If you have a sweet tooth, you may wish it were the only course of the meal.

The word dessert originates from an interesting French word, desservir, which actually means "to clear the table." After the dinner dishes are removed, the host brings out the dessert. These days, desserts don't always have to be a sweet course, but can instead be a savory or a cheese course. Other offbeat treats include Vidalia onion ice cream and radish pie.

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A desert /'dezət/ is a large area of land where there is very little water or rain, no trees, and very few plants.

When people or animals desert /dɪ'zɜːt/ a place, they all leave it.

If you desert someone, you leave them and no longer help or support them.

Dessert /dɪ'zɜːt/ is sweet food served at the end of a meal.

Desserts and sweet dishes


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  1. Dessert Definition & Meaning

    The meaning of DESSERT is a usually sweet course or dish (as of pastry or ice cream) usually served at the end of a meal. How to use dessert


    sweet food eaten at the end of a meal: [ U ] He had apple pie with ice cream for dessert.

  3. Dessert Definition & Meaning

    Dessert definition, cake, pie, fruit, pudding, ice cream, etc., served as the final course of a meal. See more.

  4. Dessert definition and meaning

    Definition of 'dessert' ; a usually sweet course, as of pie, cake, or ice cream, served at the end of a meal · British. uncooked ; cake, pie, fruit, pudding, ice

  5. Dessert

    Served as the last course of a meal, a dessert is often sweet, like cake or pie. If you have a sweet tooth, you may wish it were the only course of the meal.

  6. Dessert

    Dessert is a course that concludes a meal. The course consists of sweet foods, such as confections, and possibly a beverage such as dessert wine and liqueur

  7. meaning of dessert in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

    dessert meaning, definition, what is dessert: sweet food served after the main part of...: Learn more.

  8. dessert noun

    dessert · What's for dessert? · a rich chocolate dessert · a dessert wine · (British English) the dessert trolley (= a table on wheels from which you choose your

  9. Dessert

    dessert · 1. the sweet course in a meal; pudding. We had ice-cream for dessert. · 2. fruits, sweets etc served at the end of dinner.

  10. Dessert Definition & Meaning

    Dessert definition: A usually sweet course or dish, as of fruit, ice cream, or pastry, served at the end of a meal.