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Meal and Dessert Definitions

Meal

The edible whole or coarsely ground grains of a cereal grass.

Dessert

A usually sweet course or dish, as of fruit, ice cream, or pastry, served at the end of a meal.

Meal

A granular substance produced by grinding.

Dessert

Chiefly British Fresh fruit, nuts, or sweetmeats served after the sweet course of a dinner.

Meal

The food served and eaten in one sitting.
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Dessert

The last course of a meal, consisting of fruit, sweet confections etc.
I ordered hummus for a starter, a steak as the main course, and chocolate cake for dessert.
Can I see the dessert menu, please?

Meal

A customary time or occasion of eating food.

Dessert

A sweet dish or confection served as the last course of a meal.
Trifle is a favourite dessert of the English, but rivalled by pavlova in Australia and New Zealand.

Meal

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Dessert

A service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats, at the close of a feast or entertainment; pastry, fruits, etc., forming the last course at dinner.
"An 't please your honor," quoth the peasant,"This same dessert is not so pleasant."
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Meal

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Dessert

A dish served as the last course of a meal

Meal

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Meal

(countable) Food that is prepared and eaten, usually at a specific time, and usually in a comparatively large quantity (as opposed to a snack).
Breakfast is the morning meal, lunch is the noon meal, and dinner, or supper, is the evening meal.

Meal

(countable) Food served or eaten as a repast.

Meal

A break taken by a police officer in order to eat.

Meal

(obsolete) A time or an occasion.

Meal

The coarse-ground edible part of various grains often used to feed animals; flour or a coarser blend than flour.

Meal

A speck or spot.

Meal

A part; a fragment; a portion.

Meal

To yield or be plentiful in meal.

Meal

(transitive) To defile or taint.

Meal

A part; a fragment; a portion.

Meal

The portion of food taken at a particular time for the satisfaction of appetite; the quantity usually taken at one time with the purpose of satisfying hunger; a repast; the act or time of eating a meal; as, the traveler has not eaten a good meal for a week; there was silence during the meal.
What strange fishHath made his meal on thee?

Meal

Grain (esp. maize, rye, or oats) that is coarsely ground and unbolted; also, a kind of flour made from beans, pease, etc.; sometimes, any flour, esp. if coarse.

Meal

Any substance that is coarsely pulverized like meal, but not granulated.

Meal

To sprinkle with, or as with, meal.

Meal

To pulverize; as, mealed powder.

Meal

The food served and eaten at one time

Meal

Any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times

Meal

Coarsely ground foodstuff; especially seeds of various cereal grasses or pulse

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