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side dishnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsaɪd ˌdɪʃ/ us   /ˈsaɪd ˌdɪʃ/
  • side dish noun [C] (PLATE OF FOOD)

also side order, US informal side UK in a restaurant, an extra dish of food, for example vegetables or salad, that is served with the main dish, sometimes on a separate plate
  • side dish noun [C] (PLATE)

mainly UK a plate on which a side dish is served
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side dishnoun [C]

us   /ˈsɑɪd ˌdɪʃ/
a small serving of food, esp. vegetables, served in addition to the main dish
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