a tart ice, as of fruit juice, served as a dessert or, sometimes, between courses of a meal to refresh the palate
Origin of sorbetFrench from Italian sorbetto from Arabic sharba(t): see sherbet
A frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice or fruit purée, sugar, and water.
Origin of sorbetFrench ultimately ( probably via Italian sorbetto ) from Ottoman Turkish šerbet sweet fruit drink ; see sherbet .
- Frozen fruit juice, sometimes mixed with egg whites, used as dessert or between courses of a meal.
- After dinner we had an orange sorbet that was very refreshing.