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noun sher·bet \ˈshər-bət\

: a frozen sweet dessert made from fruit or fruit juices

: a sweet powder used to make a bubbly drink or eaten by itself

Full Definition of SHERBET

:  a cold drink of sweetened and diluted fruit juice
:  an ice with milk, egg white, or gelatin added

Variants of SHERBET

sher·bet also sher·bert \-bərt\

Origin of SHERBET

Turkish & Persian; Turkish şerbet, from Persian sharbat, from Arabic sharba drink
First Known Use: 1603

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with SHERBET

SHERBET Defined for Kids


noun sher·bet \ˈshər-bət\

Definition of SHERBET for Kids

:  a frozen dessert made of sweetened fruit juice and milk


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