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parfait

[pahr-fey] /pɑrˈfeɪ/
noun
1.
a dessert of ice cream and fruit or ice cream and syrup in alternate layers, often topped with whipped cream and served in a tall, narrow, short-stemmed glass.
2.
any frozen dessert in which fruit, nuts, etc., have been folded into whipped cream or egg custard.
Origin of parfait
1890-1895
1890-95; < French: literally, perfect < Latin perfectus. See perfect
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parfait

/pɑːˈfeɪ/
noun
1.
a rich frozen dessert made from eggs and cream with ice cream, fruit, etc
Word Origin
from French: perfect
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n.

kind of frozen dessert, 1894, French, literally "perfect" (see perfect (adj.)).

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