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side dish

noun
1.
a serving of a portion of food in addition to the principal food, usually on a separate dish.
2.
the small additional dish used for such food.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25
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Examples from the web for side dish
  • Half of the participants were also shown an obviously healthful side dish, such as three sticks of celery.
  • Serve as a side dish topped with oyster sauce that has been mixed with a pinch of sugar.
  • For those who prefer to eat meat, small portions served as a side dish rather than as the main meal are recommended.
  • Slaws are usually thought of as a summer side dish, but they also make a good stand-in for green salads in the colder months.
  • Remove and add to the side dish with two cloves of crushed garlic.
  • Pounded flat and fried, the fowl was juicy and crisp, though nearly outshone by its side dish of creamy mashed potatoes.
  • The greens cooked this way would also make a good topping for pasta, or a side dish for some kind of meat-based main course.
  • All predictions that span a decade require a side dish of skepticism.
  • It works as a savory side dish or a brunch item with maple syrup.
  • And the warm, crisp cakes make a great holiday side dish.
British Dictionary definitions for side dish

side dish

noun
1.
a portion of food served in addition to the main dish
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