The idicated translation is "dish." In English, a dish can either be a plate on which food is placed or it can mean an entree. I suspect that the meaning of "plat" is the physical plate on which food is served. Can you verify?
Le plat has more meanings that just a plate on which food is served, which would usually be translated as l'assiette. Therefore, it is often used as "course" of a meal (le premier plat, le plat principal, etc.) or simply a "dish" (the food, not the plate). A good online dictionary will have more information.
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