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