[ ahn-truh-mey; French ahn-truh-me ]

noun,plural en·tre·mets [ahn-truh-meyz; French ahn-truh-me]. /ˈɑn trəˌmeɪz; French ɑ̃ trəˈmɛ/. (used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. a dish or dishes served at dinner between the principal courses or with the roast or other main course; side dish.

  2. the sweet dishes or dessert course served after a cheese course.

Origin of entremets

1425–75; late Middle English <Middle French; Old French entremes.See inter-, mess

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/ (French ɑ̃trəmɛ) /

nounplural -mets (French -mɛ)
  1. a dessert

  2. a light dish, formerly served at formal dinners between the main course and the dessert

Origin of entremets

C18: from French, from Old French entremes, from entre- between, inter- + mes dish, mess

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