Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[mass noun] chiefly British
A dessert consisting of a rough mixture of whipped cream, pieces of meringue, and fruit, typically strawberries.
- Neither Vicky's rhubarb fool with a chewy biscuit nor my banana and chocolate Eton mess were unpleasant, but we probably wouldn't order either again.
- I had a meringue sundae with chocolate sauce, a little like an Eton mess, but without the strawberries.
- Dishes such as syllabub and one of my favourites, Eton mess, are making a comeback.
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