service tree
noun Date: 1600 service IV

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  • service tree — n. [ME serves, pl. of obs. serve < OE syrfe < VL * sorbea < L sorbus < IE base * sor , *ser , red, reddish] 1. a European mountain ash (Sorbus domestica) having small, edible fruit 2. a European mountain ash, the wild service tree (… …   English World dictionary

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

  • service tree — noun a tree resembling a rowan, with brown berries. [Sorbus torminalis (wild service tree) and S. domestica.] Origin C16: from an alt. of the plural of obs. serve, from OE syrfe, based on L. sorbus …   English new terms dictionary

  • service tree — /ˈsɜvəs tri/ (say servuhs tree) noun either of two European trees, Sorbus domestica, bearing a small, acid fruit that is edible when overripe, or S. torminalis (wild service tree), with similar fruit …   Australian English dictionary

  • service tree — šermukšnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių (Rosaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Sorbus). atitikmenys: lot. Sorbus angl. mountain ash; rowan tree; service tree; whitebeam vok. Eberesche; Mehlbeere; Sorbus; Vogelbeerbaum; Vogelbeere… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • service tree — naminis šermukšnis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, medieninis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Sorbus domestica), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, pietvakarių Azijoje ir pietų Europoje; naudojamas gėrimams …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • service tree — Shad Shad (sh[a^]d), n. sing. & pl. [AS. sceadda a kind of fish, akin to Prov. G. schade; cf. Ir. & Gael. sgadan a herring, W. ysgadan herrings; all perhaps akin to E. skate a fish.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of food fishes of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • service tree — 1. either of two European trees, Sorbus domestica, bearing a small, acid fruit that is edible when overripe, or S. torminalis (wild service tree), bearing a similar fruit. 2. serviceberry (defs. 2, 3). [1535 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • service tree — European deciduous tree that yields a small brown edible fruit; type of North American tree or shrub that has white flowers and a purplish or blue black le blue black or purplish fruit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • service tree — serv′ice tree n. pln either of two European mountain ashes, Sorbus domestica or S. torminalis, of the rose family, both bearing a small acid fruit that is edible when overripe • Etymology: 1535–45 …   From formal English to slang

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