Dessert spoon
Dessert Des*sert", n. [F., fr. desservir to remove from table, to clear the table; pref. des- (L. dis-) + servir to serve, to serve at table. See {Serve}.] A service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats, at the close of a feast or entertainment; pastry, fruits, etc., forming the last course at dinner. [1913 Webster]

``An 't please your honor,'' quoth the peasant, ``This same dessert is not so pleasant.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

{Dessert spoon}, a spoon used in eating dessert; a spoon intermediate in size between a teaspoon and a tablespoon.

{Dessert-spoonful}, n., pl. {Dessert-spoonfuls}, as much as a dessert spoon will hold, usually reckoned at about two and a half fluid drams. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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