Etymology
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sorbet (n.)

1580s, "cooling drink of fruit juice and water," from French sorbet (16c.), probably from Italian sorbetto, from Turkish serbet (see sherbet). Perhaps influenced in form by Italian sorbire "to sip." Meaning "semi-liquid water ice as a dessert" first recorded 1864.

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Definitions of sorbet

sorbet (n.)
an ice containing no milk but having a mushy consistency; usually made from fruit juice;
Synonyms: water ice
From wordnet.princeton.edu