sorbet

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noun sor·bet \sȯr-ˈbā also ˈsȯr-bət\

Definition of sorbet

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

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Origin and Etymology of sorbet

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


First Known Use: 1864


SORBET Defined for English Language Learners

sorbet

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Definition of sorbet for English Language Learners

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


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