sor·​bet | \sȯr-ˈbā also ˈsȯr-bət \

Definition of sorbet 

: a usually fruit-flavored ice served as a dessert or between courses as a palate refresher

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At the company's Cream Top Shop, 3723 Plaza Drive, Suite 2, in Ann Arbor, employees will be handing out small scoops of gelato and sorbet while supplies last. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Zingerman's celebrates anniversary with free gelato," 16 May 2018 Executive chef Ming Pu’s menu will include Cornish game hen burgoo, rabbit consommé and ginger apple sorbet. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Things to do around Louisville this week: Auto show, B3 Bash, Kid Rock & more," 17 Jan. 2018 If sorbet is too hard to scoop, let stand at room temperature until slightly thawed. Daphne Oz, Good Housekeeping, "Basil-Berry Lemonade Sorbet," 19 May 2017 An exquisite menu inspired by the Maison Christian Dior fragrances was created by chef Jean Imbert: Balade Sauvage—flowers and herbs, tomato water, bergamot, and goat cheese—was followed by Cologne Royale—sea bream, cucumber, and citrus sorbet. Camila Hennessy, Vogue, "Definitively Dior: The Fashion Maison Hosts Katie Holmes, Emma Roberts, and More at Its Perfume Launch," 3 July 2018 The sunglasses are playful, quirky, and come in vibrant sorbet hues. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "7 Stylish Sunglass Brands to Shop Right Now," 5 June 2018 From sweet sorbets to savory salads and even to refreshing cocktails, there's sure to be something here that'll please any mango lover. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "19 Delicious Ways to Cook with Mango this Summer," 29 May 2018 DESSERT Gold Tsunami's chef Salita Natasine Ginger honey berry sorbet, black tea shortbread cookies dipped in white chocolate ganache with strawberry dust. Ann Maloney,, "Going to a NOWFE's grand tasting? The winning dishes are....," 22 May 2018 The flash-frozen ice cream shop gives you a chance to pick from 27 flavors and between milk, cream, coconut milk or sorbet. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Tortas, huaraches and green sauce at a little cafe in Grapevine | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of sorbet

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sorbet

French, from Middle French, sweetened fruit juice, from Old Italian sorbetto, from Turkish şerbet — more at sherbet

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English Language Learners Definition of sorbet

: a frozen sweet dessert that is made usually from fruit or fruit juices

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