Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A granular dessert ice with a sugar-syrup base, usually flavored with fruit purée, coffee, or wine.

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  • noun A dessert consisting of fruit purée etc. on crushed ice.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian, from feminine past participle of granire, to make grainy, granulate; see granite.]

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From Italian granire ("to granulate"). Compare granite.

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  • not to be taken for granite (granted)

    July 31, 2012