parfait

noun par·fait \ pär-ˈfā \

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

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Origin and Etymology of parfait

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


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parfait

noun

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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