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.
any frozen dessert in which fruit, nuts, etc., have been folded into whipped cream or egg custard.

1890–95; < French: literally, perfect < Latin perfectus. See perfect Unabridged
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parfait (pɑːˈfeɪ)
a rich frozen dessert made from eggs and cream with ice cream, fruit, etc
[from French: perfect]

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Word Origin & History

"kind of frozen dessert," 1894, from Fr., lit. "perfect" (see perfect).
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Example sentences
Imagine a layered cake, a parfait or any layered dessert.
Smoothie, parfait, and dessert recipes using strawberries.
It was clear to both of us that my warm peach and cream cheese blintz trounced
  his deconstructed yogurt parfait.
Start your meal with fresh seasonal fruit, a granola and yogurt parfait or
  fresh juice.
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