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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dessert mean? 

DESSERT (noun)
  The noun DESSERT has 1 sense:

1. a dish served as the last course of a meal

  Familiarity information: DESSERT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DESSERT (noun)

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A dish served as the last course of a meal

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Nouns denoting foods and drinks


afters; dessert; sweet

Hypernyms ("dessert" is a kind of...):

course (part of a meal served at one time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dessert"):

ambrosia (fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut)

trifle (sponge cake spread with jam and soaked in wine; served with a custard sauce)

tiramisu (an Italian dessert consisting of layers of sponge cake soaked with coffee and brandy or liqueur layered with mascarpone cheese and topped with grated chocolate)

sillabub; syllabub (sweetened cream beaten with wine or liquor)

pudding (any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed)

whip (a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit)

peach melba (ice cream and peaches with a liqueur)

mousse (a rich, frothy, creamy dessert made with whipped egg whites and heavy cream)

junket (dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet)

frozen dessert (any of various desserts prepared by freezing)

flan (open pastry filled with fruit or custard)

dumpling (dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry)

compote; fruit compote (dessert of stewed or baked fruit)

charlotte (a mold lined with cake or crumbs and filled with fruit or whipped cream or custard)

blancmange (sweet almond-flavored milk pudding thickened with gelatin or cornstarch; usually molded)

baked Alaska (cake covered with ice cream and meringue browned quickly in an oven)

sabayon; zabaglione (light foamy custard-like dessert served hot or chilled)

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