Definition of


  1. (noun, food) a dish served as the last course of a meal

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Synonyms of Dessert

afters, sweet

Origin of the word Dessert

  1. 1600, from M.Fr. dessert (1539) "last course," lit. "removal of what has been served," from desservir "clear the table," lit. "un-serve," from des- "remove, undo" + O.Fr. servir "to serve." more

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