Definition of sorbet
: a usually fruit-flavored ice served as a dessert or between courses as a palate refresher
Recent Examples of sorbet from the Web
A simple dessert of meringue cookies and raspberry sorbet is a perfect ending.
This new quick-service market and cafe attached to Herb & Wood restaurant serves fresh-churned ice cream flavors created by pastry chef Adrian Mendoza, including this sweet and herby sorbet that’s sold by the scoop or the pint.
Go for the dessert trio (mixed berry cobbler, creme brulee and sorbet).
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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
Definition of sorbet for English Language Learners
: a frozen sweet dessert that is made usually from fruit or fruit juices
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