cake, pie, fruit, pudding, ice cream, etc., served as the final course of a meal.
British. a serving of fresh fruit after the main course of a meal.
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How to use dessert in a sentence
Port or a fruit-forward cabernet can match a rich, custardy chocolate dessert.The new wine rules: Drink what you like with what you want to eat | Dave McIntyre | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
The entrees of fresh seafood and decadent desserts left us, quite simply, marveling.
This soft and sweet dessert is the right ending for this light meal.This Valentine’s Day, we couldn’t help but wonder, which ‘Sex and the City’ character will you most eat like? | Kari Sonde | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Mention this ubiquitous dessert, whose heyday was the ’80s and ’90s but is still going strong, and plenty of people will roll their eyes.If loving a piping hot chocolate lava cake is wrong, I don’t want to be right | Becky Krystal | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
A dessert is always welcome, especially this simple, one-layer snacking cake.Our best Super Bowl recipes deliver big flavor for a smaller watch party | Kari Sonde | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
The smell of grilled meat mixes with the exotic wafts of cinnamon tea served with a mush of sweet brown dessert.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech | Liza Foreman | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was popularized as a holiday dessert in 16th-century England and also is known as Christmas pudding or plum pudding.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If liquor and dessert are equally essential to you enjoying the holiday, at least choose your libation wisely.12 Thanksgiving Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work | DailyBurn | November 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
dessert is a slice of melt-in-your-mouth treacle tart with a dollop of perfectly tart clotted cream.
“Oh God, that was so much fun,” Sheehy says, wedging a cookie between two heaping scoops of ice cream—dessert.
They 'ung 'im in the lamp chains right hover the dinin' table, and then finished the dessert.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
When I came to serve the dessert Sally was watching me with her eagle eye and her mouth watering.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
Between the pastry and the dessert, have salad and cheese placed before each guest.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Coffee follows the dessert, and when this enters, if your guests are gentlemen only, your duty is at an end.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
She had submitted to giving up the salmon, but the devil himself should not cheat her out of her dessert.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
British Dictionary definitions for dessert
the sweet, usually last course of a meal
mainly British (esp formerly) fruit, dates, nuts, etc, served at the end of a meal
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