• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dessert-spoon a spoon smaller than a table-spoon and larger than a tea-spoon, used not so much for dessert as for pudding
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. dessert, desservir, to clear the table—des, away, and servir, to serve—L. servīre.


In literature:

It had five well-marked foot-pads, an indication of long nails, and the whole print might be nearly as large as a dessert-spoon.
"Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The dessert was served on the richest china, with knives, forks, and spoons of gold.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 1"
When served for dessert or supper put a spoonful of jelly on each.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Drop by the dessert-spoonful into boiling lard.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
In the same way the spoon and fork on the dessert plate can easily fall off, unless it is held level.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
They are all adapted for being cut up with a knife and fork, or dug out with a spoon, on a civilised dessert-plate.
"Falling in Love" by Grant Allen
There were a salad fork and a dessert spoon still untouched beside our plates.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
When the oval dessert spoon is used for soup, it is especially necessary to sip the liquid from the side.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
The dessert consisted of nuts, almonds, walnuts and raisins; all the spoons, etc., of silver; altogether the very neatest boat I ever saw.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
Slice an onion very thinly, and fry together in a dessert-spoonful of fat of any kind, the meat, onion, and two teaspoonfuls of curry powder.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
Have ready 1 pint of boiling cream, a dessert-spoon of corn starch, blended with a little cold milk.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
One dessert spoonful will make a glass of lemonade.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
Beginning to-morrow I shall take a large tablespoonful of the tonic before meals instead of a dessert-spoonful.
"Fibble, D. D." by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
Into five large spoonfuls of pure water, rub smooth one dessert-spoonful of fine flour.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Biscuits are made in the same way, with the addition of a dessert-spoonful of cottolene, or a half spoonful of olive oil.
"Camp and Trail" by Stewart Edward White
A dessert plate and dessert spoon and knife provided they are needed, should then be placed in front of each guest.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
For articles of the dessert having liquid, a spoon is usually provided.
"A Hand-book of Etiquette for Ladies" by Anonymous
The dessert-spoons were in the form of hollow leaves, the stems being the handles.
"The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners" by Eliza Leslie
Cochleare modicum a dessert-spoonful.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
If a spoon or fork is needed with the dessert, one or both may be placed on the plate also, one on each side, if both are used.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne

In news:

Chef Nick Wesemann, Part Two: Video-game desserts and some greasy-spoon love.
Spoon 1-scoop on top of a dessert cup.
Spoon berry sauce over the dessert cup and serve.
Dessert Spoon with Lynching Scene.
Dessert Spoon with Lynching Scene, 1902.