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sorbet

[ sawr-bey, French sawr-be ]
/ sɔrˈbeɪ, French sɔrˈbɛ /
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noun
a frozen dairy-free dessert made with sweetened fruit juice or purée.
a tart or slightly sweet frozen fruit or vegetable purée, served either between courses to cleanse the palate or as a dessert: a refreshing beet sorbet.

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Origin of sorbet

First recorded in 1575–85; from French, from Italian sorbetto, from Turkish şerbet “cool drink”; see origin at sherbet

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sorbet

ice cream, sherbet, 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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