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entremets

[ahn-truh-mey; French ahn-truh-me] /ˈɑn trəˌmeɪ; French ɑ̃ trəˈmɛ/
noun, plural entremets
[ahn-truh-meyz; French ahn-truh-me] /ˈɑn trəˌmeɪz; French ɑ̃ trəˈmɛ/ (Show IPA).
(used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
a dish or dishes served at dinner between the principal courses or with the roast or other main course; side dish.
2.
the sweet dishes or dessert course served after a cheese course.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Middle French; Old French entremes. See inter-, mess
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British Dictionary definitions for entremets

entremets

/French ɑ̃trəmɛ/
noun (pl) -mets (French) (-mɛ)
1.
a dessert
2.
a light dish, formerly served at formal dinners between the main course and the dessert
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Old French entremes, from entre- between, inter- + mes dish, mess
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