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noun dish pronunciation in American English /dɪʃ/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an open container like a plate, but not as deep as a bowl, used for serving or cooking food
    Place the fruit in a large shallow dish.
    an ovenproof dish
    a pie dish
    1. a.
      the food contained in a dish
      dish of: Dishes of dried fruit and nuts were placed on the counter.
  2. 2
    [countable] food prepared and cooked in a particular way
    Do you have any vegetarian dishes?
    Her favorite dish is fried chicken.
    a variety of seafood dishes
  3. 3


    [plural] the plates, pans, etc. that have to be washed after preparing and serving a meal
    do/wash the dishes: Who’s going to do the dishes?


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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