The sweet course eaten at the end of a meal: a dessert of chocolate mousse
More example sentences
- The chocolate syrup with peppermint mousse is the perfect dessert for a summer day.
- You could, of course make your own sponge cake for this simple ice cream dessert.
- It is best served with fruit and fruit-based desserts rather than with heavier dessert offerings.
mid 16th century: from French, past participle of desservir 'clear the table', from des- (expressing removal) + servir 'to serve'.
See deserts (usage)