What does the word sherbet mean?

Usage examples for sherbet

  1. Sherbet second; Barbizon third. – Loyalties (Fifth Series Plays) by John Galsworthy Last Updated: February 10, 2009
  2. Cakes in variety, two sorts of pie, with ice cream or sherbet, or fresh fruit, did not seem too much to those dear Ladies Bountiful. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams
  3. Scarcely were they gone when, instead of the pile, horns, mummies, and ashes, the Caliph both saw and felt, with a degree of pleasure which he could not express, a table covered with the most magnificent repast; flagons of wine and vases of exquisite sherbet floating on snow. – The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford