sorbet

[ sawr-bit, sawr-bey; French sawr-be ]
/ ˈsɔr bɪt, sɔrˈbeɪ; French sɔrˈbɛ /

noun

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Origin of sorbet

1575–85; < French < Italian sorbetto < Turkish şerbet cool drink ≪ Arabic; see sherbet

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sorbet

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British Dictionary definitions for sorbet

sorbet
/ (ˈsɔːbeɪ, -bɪt) /

noun

a water ice made from fruit juice, egg whites, milk, etc
a US word for sherbet (def. 2)

Word Origin for sorbet

C16: from French, from Old Italian sorbetto, from Turkish şerbet, from Arabic sharbah a drink
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