• WordNet 3.6
    • n sorbet an ice containing no milk but having a mushy consistency; usually made from fruit juice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sorbet A kind of beverage; sherbet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sorbet Sherbet; also, water-ice of any kind; especially, a water-ice which is not very hard frozen, so that it remains semi-liquid; also, water-ice flavored with rum, kirschwasser, or the like, as distinguished from that made without spirit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sorbet sor′bet sherbet: water-ice.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. sorbet, or It. sorbetto, or Sp. sorbete, from the same source as E. sherbet,. See Sherbet


In literature:

Sorbet a la Prunelle.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
The ices include sherbets, water ices, frappes and sorbets.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
The ladies betake themselves to the lobbies to flirt, fan, and refresh themselves with ice 'sorbetes.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
Sorbet should not freeze hard; it should be a creamy liquid and ice cold.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
For a sorbet, add a meringue made of the beaten white of egg and sugar to the partially frozen ice.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
They decided that sorbets and ices were not only unwholesome, but nasty.
"Marriage" by H. G. Wells
Freeze, and serve in sorbet glasses, with Eau de Vie de Dantzig on top.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler

In news:

Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker Model No ICE-21.
Choose Shelikes' sorbet shades this spring.
Online fashion boutique has rolled out its own take on this season's hottest look – sorbet shades.
We love Scream Sorbet as much as the next person, but there's a cost associated with that kind of artisanal Pacojet-powered frozen confection.
Photograph by Annelise Kelly Petite Treat: Rin Salao (left) samples Scream Sorbet 's apricot sorbet .
Brightly colored and vibrantly flavored, a citrus sorbet is a satisfying summer dessert.
The grocer says some sorbets may contain milk which is not listed on the label.
Mango Sorbet at DiLido Beach Club.
Mango and Habanero Sorbet .
This summer, sorbets top the list of my favorite late-night snacks, and when made with lovely ripe fruit, they might just top yours.
For the last recipe in our weeklong celebration of watermelon, we have a watermelon sorbet .
Bubbly and sorbet team up to create an instant classic.
Fresh strawberry sauce and refreshing lemon sorbet make these giant sundaes a delightful early summer treat.
There are ten homemade gelatos and sorbets.
Celebrate by mixing the coolest melon around into a sorbet.