sherbet

noun sher·bet \ ˈshər-bət \
variants: or less commonly sherbert play \ˈshər-bərt\
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of sherbet

1 : a cold drink of sweetened and diluted fruit juice
2 : an ice with milk, egg white, or gelatin added

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Origin and Etymology of sherbet

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


SHERBET Defined for English Language Learners

sherbet

noun

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

noun sher·bet \ ˈshər-bət \

Definition of sherbet for Students

: a frozen dessert made of sweetened fruit juice and milk


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