Definition of sherbet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    sherbet

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈʃɜːbət//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɜːrbət//
     
    Sweets and desserts
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] (British English) a powder that tastes of fruit and fizzes when you put it in your mouth, eaten as a sweet/candy See related entries: Sweets and desserts
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] (North American English, becoming old-fashioned) = sorbet See related entries: Sweets and desserts
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Turkish şerbet, Persian šerbet, from Arabic šarba ‘drink’, from šariba ‘to drink’. Compare with syrup.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sherbet