Definitions for DESSERTdɪˈzɜrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a usu. sweet food, as cake, pudding, ice cream, or fruit, served as the final course of a meal.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of dessert:

1780–90; < F, der. of desservir to clear the table. See dis -1, serve

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dessert, sweet, afters(noun)

    a dish served as the last course of a meal

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dessert(noun)ɪˈzɜrt

    sweet food eaten after main meal

    What's for dessert?; delicious-looking desserts


  1. dessert(Noun)

    A sweet confection served as the last course of a meal

  2. Origin: From dessert, from desservir, from dés- and servir, thus literally meaning “removal of what has been served”.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dessert(noun)

    a service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats, at the close of a feast or entertainment; pastry, fruits, etc., forming the last course at dinner


  1. Dessert

    Dessert is the usually sweet course that concludes a meal. The food that composes the dessert course includes but is not limited to sweet foods. There is a wide variety of desserts in western cultures including cakes, cookies, biscuits, gelatins, pastries, ice creams, pies, pudding, and candies. Fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its natural sweetness. Many different cultures have their own variations of similar desserts around the world, such as in Russia, where many breakfast foods such as blint, oladi, and syrniki can be served with honey and jam to make them popular as desserts. The loosely defined course called dessert can apply to many foods.

Anagrams of DESSERT

  1. deserts

Translations for DESSERT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the sweet course in a meal; pudding

We had ice-cream for dessert.

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