Definition of sorbet in English:


Syllabification: sor·bet
Pronunciation: /sôrˈbā
, ˈsôrbət


1A dessert consisting of frozen fruit juice or flavored water and sugar.
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  • For dessert you can make a fabulous tangerine sorbet using the juice and peel.
  • Low-fat means sorbet, ices, frozen yogurt, sherbet, or low-fat ice cream.
  • There's must-have chocolate, sugared cookies, even splashy sips of champagne or sparkling fruit juice over teensy scoops of sorbet.
1.1 archaic An Arabian sherbet.
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  • That's right, sherbets and sorbets originally were drinks made from sweetened fruit juice.


late 16th century: from French, from Italian sorbetto, from Turkish şerbet, based on Arabic šariba 'to drink'; compare with sherbet.

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