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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dessert  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dessert 
  n  :  a  sweet  served  as  the  last  course  of  a  meal  [syn:  {sweet}] 




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