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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dessert \Des*sert"\, noun [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}, noun, pl. {Dessert-spoonfuls}, as much as a dessert spoon will hold, usually reckoned at about two and a half fluid drams.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dessert

noun

1: a dish served as the last course of a meal [syn: {dessert}, {sweet}, {afters}]


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