WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
des•sert /dɪˈzɜrt/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Fooda sweet food, such as cake, served as the final course of a meal: [uncountable]Would you like dessert?[countable]Cut back on your desserts.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
des•sert  (di zûrt),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Foodcake, pie, fruit, pudding, ice cream, etc., served as the final course of a meal.
  2. British Termsa serving of fresh fruit after the main course of a meal.
  • French, derivative of desservir to clear the table. See dis-1, serve
  • 1780–90


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

dessert /dɪˈzɜːt/ n
  1. the sweet, usually last course of a meal
  2. chiefly Brit (esp formerly) fruit, dates, nuts, etc, served at the end of a meal
Etymology: 17th Century: from French, from desservir to clear a table, from des- dis-1 + servir to serve



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