Etymology
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sherbet (n.)

c. 1600, zerbet, "favorite cooling drink of the East," 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 compare sorbet.

updated on August 21, 2022

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Definitions of sherbet from WordNet

sherbet (n.)
a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar, but also containing milk or egg-white or gelatin;
Synonyms: sherbert
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