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Definition of "dessert" [des•sert]

  • A usually sweet course or dish, as of fruit, ice cream, or pastry, served at the end of a meal. (noun)
  • Chiefly British Fresh fruit, nuts, or sweetmeats served after the sweet course of a dinner. (noun)
  • The sweet, usually last course of a meal (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (esp formerly) fruit, dates, nuts, etc, served at the end of a meal (noun)

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Use "dessert" in a sentence
  • "WORDS ACCENTED ON THE LAST SYLLABLE: address _address'_ adept _adept'_ adult _adult'_ ally _ally'_ commandant _command√§nt '(√§ as in arm) _ contour _contour'_ dessert _dessert'_ dilate _dilate'_ excise _eksiz'_ finance _finance'_ grimace _grimace'_ importune _importune'_ occult _occult'_ pretence _pretence'_ research _research'_ robust _robust'_ romance _romance'_ tirade _tirade'_"
  • ""The term dessert wine is a taboo today -- 'dry' is where it's at," said Daniel Johnnes, wine director for the Dinex Group in New York."
  • "One of the reasons I like using sweet potatoes in dessert is that it really makes for a guilt-free experience when their nutritional properties are considered."