[sawr-bit, sawr-bey; French sawr-be]
sherbet ( defs 1, 3 ).

1575–85; < French < Italian sorbetto < Turkish şerbet cool drink ≪ Arabic; see sherbet

ice cream, sherbet, sorbet. Unabridged
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sorbet (ˈsɔːbeɪ, -bɪt)
1.  a water ice made from fruit juice, egg whites, milk, etc
2.  a US word for sherbet
[C16: from French, from Old Italian sorbetto, from Turkish şerbet, from Arabic sharbah a drink]

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Word Origin & History

1585, "cooling drink of fruit juice and water," from Fr. sorbet, probably from It. sorbetto, from Turk. serbet (see sherbet). Meaning "frozen dessert, sherbet" first recorded 1864.
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Example sentences
It also pairs really well with rum, fennel sorbet and rum.
Ingredients for cream of lettuce soup, risotto with radicchio, and peach sorbet
  are handpicked from the organic kitchen garden.
All it takes is a special blender and some syrup to bring a sorbet back to life.
We have made wonderful smoked salty chocolate, salty caramel, and strawberry
  pink peppercorn sorbet.
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