Meaning of “side dish” in the English Dictionary

"side dish" in British English

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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

(Definition of “side dish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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side dishnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɑɪd ˌdɪʃ/

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

(Definition of “side dish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)