Sorb tree
Sorb Sorb, n.[L. sorbus the tree, sorbum the fruit; cf. F. sorbe. See {Service tree}.] (Bot.) (a) The wild service tree ({Pyrus torminalis}) of Europe; also, the rowan tree. (b) The fruit of these trees. [1913 Webster]

{Sorb apple}, the fruit of the sorb, or wild service tree.

{Sorb tree}, the wild service tree. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sorb-tree — n. See sorb …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Sorb — Sorb, n.[L. sorbus the tree, sorbum the fruit; cf. F. sorbe. See {Service tree}.] (Bot.) (a) The wild service tree ({Pyrus torminalis}) of Europe; also, the rowan tree. (b) The fruit of these trees. [1913 Webster] {Sorb apple}, the fruit of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sorb apple — Sorb Sorb, n.[L. sorbus the tree, sorbum the fruit; cf. F. sorbe. See {Service tree}.] (Bot.) (a) The wild service tree ({Pyrus torminalis}) of Europe; also, the rowan tree. (b) The fruit of these trees. [1913 Webster] {Sorb apple}, the fruit of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sorb — n.; (also sorb tree) Service tree (Sorbus domestica) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sorb — [sôrb] n. [Fr sorbe < L sorbum, serviceberry, sorbus, SERVICE TREE] 1. any of a number of European trees of the rose family, as the rowan and the service tree 2. the fruit of any of these trees …   English World dictionary

  • Sorb apple — may refer to::a number of trees in the genus Sorbus:*Sorbus domestica, the True Service tree:*Sorbus aucuparia, the Rowan:*Sorbus torminalis, the Wild Service tree:or:*the fruit of any of the above …   Wikipedia

  • sorb — fruit of the service tree, 1520s, from Fr. sorbe, from L. sorbum service berry (small, edible fruit of the European mountain ash), from sorbus, from PIE root *sor /*ser red, reddish brown …   Etymology dictionary

  • sorb apple — noun 1. medium sized European tree resembling the rowan but bearing edible fruit • Syn: ↑service tree, ↑sorb apple tree, ↑Sorbus domestica • Hypernyms: ↑mountain ash • Hyponyms: ↑wild service tree, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sorb apple tree — noun medium sized European tree resembling the rowan but bearing edible fruit • Syn: ↑service tree, ↑sorb apple, ↑Sorbus domestica • Hypernyms: ↑mountain ash • Hyponyms: ↑wild service tree, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sorb — sorb1 sorbic, adj. /sawrb/, n. 1. a European tree, Sorbus domestica. 2. Also called sorb apple. the fruit of this tree. [1520 30; < L sorbum serviceberry and sorbus service tree] sorb2 sorbable, adj …   Universalium

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