Dessert-spoonful
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]


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  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dessert-spoonfuls — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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