entremets

entremets

[ahn-truh-mey; French ahn-truh-me]
noun, plural entremets [ahn-truh-meyz; French ahn-truh-me] . (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:
1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French; Old French entremes. See inter-, mess

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entremets (French ɑ̃trəmɛ)
 
n , pl -mets
1.  a dessert
2.  a light dish, formerly served at formal dinners between the main course and the dessert
 
[C18: from French, from Old French entremes, from entre- between, inter- + mes dish, mess]

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