Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Entry: parfait (n.)

In context: "an anomalous set of parfait glasses, fruit peels and AminoPal energy-bar-wrappers that the Club itself had left down here after meetings..."

Definition:   A rich iced dessert of whipped cream and often egg mixed with a flavoured syrup or fruit purée. In later use also: (N. Amer.) a dessert consisting of layers of ice cream, meringue, fruit, etc., served in a tall glass.


Other: For some reason I feel an intrinsic antipathy to food-related terms, so let's keep a-moving..."

SNOOT score: -10
 
Page: 669

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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