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side dish

a serving of a portion of food in addition to the principal food, usually on a separate dish.
the small additional dish used for such food.
Origin of side dish
1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But for the birds there is a side dish on which they may whet their appetites, beyond reach of the beasts.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • Cook on a grill on a a low fire and serve with a sauce or a side dish.

    The Italian Cook Book Maria Gentile
  • Send these up with the soup in one side dish and dry powdered mint or sweet marjoram in another.

  • Send it to table as a side dish to be eaten with meat or poultry.

  • Only made one mistake —put my salad on my dish instead of on the side dish.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
  • Place your eggs on a side dish, pour your curée round and finish with parsley: makes a pretty lunch dish.

  • Arrange on a side dish, pour over them a plain dressing and serve either hot or cold.

    Fifty Salads Thomas Jefferson Murrey
British Dictionary definitions for side dish

side dish

a portion of food served in addition to the main dish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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