Desert vs Dessert

Homonym and Homophones

Desert /ˈdezə(r)t/ (noun)

a large area of land covered with sand or rocks, with little water and few plants

*The Sahara Desert

Desert /dɪˈzɜː(r)t/ (verb)

to leave the army without permission with no intention of returning

*He deserted the army without thinking of the consequences.

to leave someone without help or in a difficult situation with no intention of returning

*He deserted his wife and family without thinking of the consequences.

Dessert /dɪˈzɜː(r)t/ (noun)

sweet food that is eaten at the end of a meal

*We’ll have a chocolate ice cream for dessert.

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