Definition of parfait
1 : a flavored custard containing whipped cream and syrup frozen without stirring
2 : a cold dessert made of layers of fruit, syrup, ice cream, and whipped cream
Recent Examples of parfait from the Web
The breakfast menu includes biscuits, eggs, grits, bacon, sausage, waffles, parfaits and pastries.
Imagine an A-frame cabin in Canada stocked with parfaits, sundaes and soft serve – to go with unique toppings and takes, like the pretzel-chocolate-caramel Mudslide.
Rhubarb parfaits: Cobblers and crisps are on the summer menu, but portion control can help keep the party in check.
One of the desserts is a frozen parfait that looks like half an avocado on a snowy bed of ice.
There might be chocolate chip cookies, or a parfait of pureed banana and ginger with granola.
For dessert, diners can choose either banana cream pie parfait or bread pudding.
The menu includes both half and full sandwiches, salads and a variety of sides such as fruit cups and yogurt parfaits.
In addition to drinks, this charming shop serves sandwiches, parfaits and other eats.
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Origin and Etymology of parfait
French, literally, something perfect, from parfait perfect, from Latin perfectus
First Known Use: 1894See Words from the same year
PARFAIT Defined for English Language Learners
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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