parfait

[ pahr-fey ]
/ pɑrˈfeɪ /
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noun

a dessert of ice cream and fruit or ice cream and syrup in alternate layers, often topped with whipped cream and served in a tall, narrow, short-stemmed glass.
any frozen dessert in which fruit, nuts, etc., have been folded into whipped cream or egg custard.

Origin of parfait

1890–95; < French: literally, perfect < Latin perfectus. See perfect
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parfait

/ (pɑːˈfeɪ) /

noun

a rich frozen dessert made from eggs and cream with ice cream, fruit, etc

Word Origin for parfait

from French: perfect
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Word Origin and History for parfait

parfait


n.

kind of frozen dessert, 1894, French, literally "perfect" (see perfect (adj.)).

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