Definition for SHER'BET

SHER'BET, n. [Pers. شَرْبَتْ sharbat. This word, as well; as sirup and shrub, and L. sorbeo, is from the Ar. شَرَبَ sharaba, to drink, to imbibe.]

A drink composed of water, lemon-juice, and sugar, sometimes with perfumed cakes dissolved in it, with an infusion of some drops of rose-water. Another kind is made with violets, honey, juice of raisins, &c. – Encyc.

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