An example of dessert is cake or pudding.
Other Word Forms
Origin of dessert
- French from Old French desservir to clear the table des- de- servir to serve serve
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Note: It has been suggested (e.g. in "Glucose syrups: Technology and Applications" (Peter Hull, 2010)) that the word is derived from the name of Benjamin Delessert, the inventor of Beet sugar. The term predates him by at least a century, however.
- From French dessert, from desservir (“disserve”), from dés- (“dis-”) and servir (“serve”), thus literally meaning “removal of what has been served”.