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  • Borrowed from French dessert, from desservir, from dés- and servir, thus literally meaning “removal of what has been served”.
  • Note: It was erroneously suggested (e.g. in "" (Peter Hull, 2010)) that the word is derived from the name of Benjamin Delessert, the inventor of beet sugar. However, the term predates him by at least a century.

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