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Parts of meals

accompaniment

noun

something that you provide as a good addition, especially to a particular meal

afters

noun

the last part of a meal

antipasto

noun

cold food that you eat at the start of an Italian meal

aperitif

noun

an alcoholic drink that is drunk before a meal

appetiser

a British spelling of appetizer

appetizer

noun

a food that you eat before the main part of a meal

cheeseboard

noun

a number of different cheeses served in a restaurant as part of a meal

course

noun

one of the parts of a meal

crudités

noun

raw vegetables cut into pieces and served before a meal with a thick cold sauce called a dip

dessert

noun

sweet food that you eat after the main part of a meal

entrée

noun

the main part of a meal, especially at a restaurant

fixings

noun

extra things such as vegetables or sauce that are added to a dish of food

helping

noun

an amount of food that is served to one person at a meal

hors d’oeuvre

noun

a food served in small amounts before the main course of a meal

leftovers

noun

the food that remains at the end of a meal after you have finished eating

main course

noun

the biggest part of a meal

portion

noun

the amount of food that one person eats at a meal

pud

noun

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pudding

noun

the last part of a meal when you eat sweet food

side dish

noun

an amount of food served at the same time as the main course of a meal but on a separate plate

side order

noun

an amount of food that a restaurant serves you at the same time as the main course of a meal but on a separate plate

starter

noun

a small amount of food eaten at the start of a meal

sweet

noun

a sweet food that you eat at the end of a meal

trimmings

noun

extra parts added to a meal to make it traditional or more interesting

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