Definition of sherbet
1 : a cold drink of sweetened and diluted fruit juice
2 : an ice with milk, egg white, or gelatin added
Recent Examples of sherbet from the Web
An elevated take on the childhood classic is made with rainbow sherbet, pineapple chips and fresh berries.
Transfer the sherbet base to the refrigerator to cure for 4 hours, or preferably overnight.
The berry, developed in the 1920s and patented in 1937, inspired a flavor of sherbet and a shade of paint.
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Origin and Etymology of sherbet
Turkish & Persian; Turkish şerbet, from Persian sharbat, from Arabic sharba drink
First Known Use: 1603
SHERBET Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of sherbet for Students
: a frozen dessert made of sweetened fruit juice and milk
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