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noun par·fait \pär-ˈfā\

Definition of parfait

  1. 1 :  a flavored custard containing whipped cream and syrup frozen without stirring

  2. 2 :  a cold dessert made of layers of fruit, syrup, ice cream, and whipped cream

Origin and Etymology of parfait

French, literally, something perfect, from parfait perfect, from Latin perfectus


First Known Use: 1894


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parfait

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noun par·fait \pär-ˈfā\

Definition of parfait for English Language Learners

  • : a cold dessert made usually of layers of ice cream, fruit, and syrup with whipped cream on top


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