entremets

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n entremets a dish that is served with, but is subordinate to, a main course
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Entremets (Cookery) A side dish; a dainty or relishing dish usually eaten after the joints or principal dish; also, a sweetmeat, served with a dinner.
    • Entremets Any small entertainment between two greater ones.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n entremets The French form now used instead of entremes, 1.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Entremets äng-tr′mā′ any dainty served at table between the chief courses—formerly Entremes, Entremesse.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. entre, between + mets, a dish, mess
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. entremesentre, between, mes (mod. mets), a dish.

Usage

In literature:

Serve this cauliflower as an =entremets= or as a side-dish with boiled chicken or a stew.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
When dressed, serve them in a plate as an entremet.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Now, with the air of a conjurer, the waiter just showed them an entremets which he hastened to serve.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
There was no mystery whatsoever about the fish, and about the entremets.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
These may be supplemented to any extent with entremets and entrees.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
Our young man gave the portable oven a kick and sent the entremets into the garden for the pigeons to eat.
"Brother Jacques (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume XVII)" by Charles Paul de Kock
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