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2 definitions found
 for sherbet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sherbet \Sher"bet\, n. [Ar. sherbet, shorbet, sharbat, properly,
     one drink or sip, a draught, beverage, from shariba to drink.
     Cf. Sorbet, Sirup, Shrub a drink.]
     1. A refreshing drink, common in the East, made of the juice
        of some fruit, diluted, sweetened, and flavored in various
        ways; as, orange sherbet; lemon sherbet; raspberry
        sherbet, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A flavored water ice.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A preparation of bicarbonate of soda, tartaric acid,
        sugar, etc., variously flavored, for making an
        effervescing drink; -- called also sherbet powder.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sherbet
      n 1: a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar,
           but also containing milk or egg-white or gelatin [syn:
           sherbert, sherbet]

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