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serving

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food
servingserv‧ing1 /ˈsɜːvɪŋ $ ˈsɜːr-/ noun [countable]  DFENOUGHan amount of food that is enough for one person syn helping This should make enough for four servings.
Examples from the Corpus
servingThe pyramid recommends six to 11 servings daily.The tension dispelled as the two couples took small, pensive bites of their different servings.Three to five servings are recommended, for a total of 6 to 10 grams of protein.Each pack must also show the number of servings it contains.The dish has about 250 calories per serving.This recipe makes enough minestrone soup for four to six servings.Eat two or three servings from the dairy group per day.Two to three servings low-fat or non-fat dairy foods.
servingserving2 adjective [only before noun]   serving spoon/dish etc
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servingStir this into the fromagefrais and pour over the still-hot potatoes in their serving dish.No body, no charge - even if there was no serving girl!She was the match of a thousand serving girls.Loosen sides with a knife, transfer to a serving plate.Mrs Crumwallis and Mrs Garfitt had run from the serving table and were standing over a boy.
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