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main course

noun [C] uk   us  
A2 the largest or most important part of a meal in which there are different parts served separately: I had salmon for my main course.
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in Korean 주요리…
in Arabic الطبَق الرئيسي…
in Portuguese prato principal…
in Catalan plat principal…
in Japanese (食事の)メインコース…
in Italian secondo piatto, pietanza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 主菜…
in Russian основное блюдо (напр., обеда)…
in Turkish ana yemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 主菜…
in Polish danie główne…
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