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



BrE BrE//ˈsɔːbeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːrbət//
(British English also water ice) [countable, uncountable] Sweets and desserts
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a sweet frozen food made from sugar, water and fruit juice, often eaten as a dessert See related entries: Sweets and desserts Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French, from Italian sorbetto, from Turkish şerbet, based on Arabic šariba ‘to drink’; compare with sherbet.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sorbet