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1 Arabic name for water-ice (sugar, water, and flavouring), also known by French name, sorbet, and the Italian name, granita. Used to be served between courses during a meal to refresh the palate.

2 Originally a Middle Eastern drink made from fruit juice, often chilled with snow. Modern version is made with sodium bicarbonate and tartaric acid (to fizz) with sugar and flavours. Sherbet powder is the same mixture in dry form.

3 In the USA a frozen dessert containing 1–2% milk fat, 2–5% dairy solids; as opposed to sorbet, which contains no dairy solids.

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