1. A service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats, at the close of a feast or entertainment; pastry, fruits, etc., forming the last course at dinner.
""An 't please your honor," quoth the peasant, "This same dessert is not so pleasant."" -- Pope.
a spoon used in eating dessert; a spoon intermediate in size between a teaspoon and a tablespoon.
n., pl. Dessert- spoonfuls
as much as a dessert spoon will hold, usually reckoned at about two and a half fluid drams.