1. [syn: sherbert, sherbet]
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
2. A flavored water ice.
3. A preparation of bicarbonate of soda, tartaric acid,
sugar, etc., variously flavored, for making an
effervescing drink; -- called also sherbet powder.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar,
but also containing milk or egg-white or gelatin [syn: