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A frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice or fruit purée, sugar, and water.
[French, ultimately (probably via Italian sorbetto) from Ottoman Turkish šerbet, sweet fruit drink; see sherbet.]
1. (Cookery) a water ice made from fruit juice, egg whites, milk, etc
2. (Cookery) a US word for sherbet2
[C16: from French, from Old Italian sorbetto, from Turkish şerbet, from Arabic sharbah a drink]
sor•bet(sɔrˈbeɪ, ˈsɔr bɪt; Fr. sɔrˈbɛ)
a fruit or vegetable ice, often served between courses to refresh the palate.
[1575–85; < French < Italian sorbetto < Turkish şerbet cool drink « Arabic; see sherbet]
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