Origin of sherbet
Examples from the Web for sherbet
But the beauty of it is that it has the best qualities of both desserts: creamy like a sherbet, refreshing like a sorbet.
He clapped his hands, and another slave appeared, bearing two crystal goblets full of sherbet.
We will have a sherbet together, and after that we will eat.
They hastened to seek for the powder, which, being mixed in a sherbet was immediately administered to Gulchenrouz and Nouronihar.Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century|Samuel Johnson
Sherbet is an appropriate drink with which to accompany them.
When he came out of the bath, two servants brought him some sherbet.Far Off|Favell Lee Mortimer
British Dictionary definitions for sherbet
Word Origin for sherbet
Word Origin and History for sherbet
c.1600, zerbet, "drink made from diluted fruit juice and sugar," and cooled with fresh snow when possible, from Turkish serbet, from Persian sharbat, from Arabic sharba(t) "a drink," from shariba "he drank." Formerly also sherbert.Related to syrup, and cf. sorbet.