Dessert is defined as something sweet you eat after a meal.noun
An example of dessert is cake or pudding.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- ☆ a usually sweet course, as of pie, cake, or ice cream, served at the end of a meal
- Brit. uncooked fruit served after, or in place of, the sweet course
Origin: ME < OFr < desservir, to clear the table < des- (L de), from + servir (L servire), serve
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- A usually sweet course or dish, as of fruit, ice cream, or pastry, served at the end of a meal.
- Chiefly British Fresh fruit, nuts, or sweetmeats served after the sweet course of a dinner.
Origin: French, from Old French desservir, to clear the table : des-, de- + servir, to serve; see serve.