from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice, sugar, and water, and also containing milk, egg white, or gelatin.
- n. Chiefly British A beverage made of sweetened diluted fruit juice.
- n. Australian An alcoholic beverage, especially beer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A food of frozen fruit juice with a dairy product such as milk added; a sorbet with dairy ingredients.
- n. A powder made of bicarbonate of soda, sugar and flavourings, intended to be eaten alone or mixed with water to make a drink.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A refreshing drink, common in the East, made of the juice of some fruit, diluted, sweetened, and flavored in various ways
- n. A flavored water ice.
- n. A preparation of bicarbonate of soda, tartaric acid, sugar, etc., variously flavored, for making an effervescing drink; -- called also sherbet powder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A favorite cooling drink of the East, made of fruit-juices diluted with water, and variously sweetened and flarvored. It is cooled with snow when this can be procured.
- n. A water-ice, variously flavored.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar, but also containing milk or egg-white or gelatin
Ottoman Turkish, sweet fruit drink, from Persian sharbat, from Arabic šarba, drink, from šariba, to drink; see śrb in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Turkish şerbet, from Persian شربت (šarbat), from Arabic شربة (shárba). (Wiktionary)