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1. A dessert made of cream, eggs, sugar, and flavoring frozen together and served in a tall glass.
2. A sweet dish usually made of ice cream, yogurt, or other creamy food layered with fruit, granola, nuts, or other ingredients, often served in a tall glass.
[French, from Old French, perfect, from Latin perfectus; see perfect.]
(Cookery) a rich frozen dessert made from eggs and cream with ice cream, fruit, etc
[from French: perfect]
1. a dessert of layered ice cream, fruit, or syrup, and whipped cream.
2. a frozen dessert of flavored whipped cream or custard.
[1890–95; < French: literally, perfect < Latin perfectus. See perfect]
parfait- Literally French for "perfect."
See also related terms for perfect.