[ ĕf′ər-vĕs′ənt ]
Any of the preparations made by adding sodium bicarbonate and tartaric and citric acids to a medicinally active salt.
Sherbet Or Sherbert?In efforts to beat the summer heat, you may have encountered two different spellings of the same scrumptious treat: sherbet and sherbert. Why do both forms exist, and which one is correct? Sherbet (pronounced “shur-bit”) is the standard American spelling for the frozen mixture made from fruit and an additive of either milk, egg white, or gelatin. It comes from the name of a Persian drink …
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