sherbet

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noun sher·bet \ˈshər-bət\
variants: or less commonly

sherbert

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Definition of sherbet

  1. 1 :  a cold drink of sweetened and diluted fruit juice

  2. 2 :  an ice with milk, egg white, or gelatin added

Origin and Etymology of sherbet

Turkish & Persian; Turkishşerbet, from Persian sharbat, from Arabic sharba drink


First Known Use: 1603


SHERBET Defined for English Language Learners

sherbet

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noun sher·bet \ˈshər-bət\

Definition of sherbet for English Language Learners

  • : a frozen sweet dessert made from fruit or fruit juices

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


SHERBET Defined for Kids

sherbet

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noun sher·bet \ˈshər-bət\

Definition of sherbet for Students

  1. :  a frozen dessert made of sweetened fruit juice and milk



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