Served as the last course of a meal, a dessert is often sweet, like cake or pie. If you have a sweet tooth, you may wish it were the only course of the meal.

Pronunciation: /dɪˈzɜrt/ 
English description: a dish served as the last course of a meal
Synonyms: afters, sweet
Chinese Translation: 甜点 (tián diǎn)
Spanish Translation:  el postre
ORIGIN: The word dessert originates from an interesting French word,desservir, which actually means "to clear the table." After the dinner dishes are removed, the host brings out the dessert. These days, desserts don't always have to be a sweet course, but can instead be a savory or a cheese course. Other offbeat treats include Vidalia onion ice cream and radish pie.

  • You can save money if you cook your own gluten-free breads, snacks, and desserts.
  • The server dropped the check before we could even order a dessert.

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