Sorb
noun Etymology: German Sorbe, from Sorbian serbje Date: 1843 1. wend 2. WendishSorbian adjective or noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(Sorbus domestica)


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  • 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 — [sôrb] n. [Ger Sorbe < Serb Srb] LUSATIAN (n. 1) …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — may refer to:*Sorbs, a Slavic minority *Sorbus *Sorbus domestica *Sorbus aucuparia *Sorbus torminalis *Sorption …   Wikipedia

  • Sorb- — 1) [lat. sorbere, sorptum = schlürfen, schlucken]: Bestimmungswort von Zus. mit der Bed. »aufnehmen, aufsaugen« in Fügungen wie Sorbens, absorbieren, Adsorbat; 2) [nlat. Sorbus = Vogelbeerbaum, Eberesche (Bot.)]: Bestimmungswort u. Trivialstamm …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sorb — 1836 (implied in Sorbian), from Ger. Sorbe, from Slavic Serb, the national designation. Slavic people surviving in Lusatia, eastern Saxony, also known as Wends …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 — ab·sorb; ab·sorb·a·bil·i·ty; ab·sorb·able; ab·sorb·ate; ab·sorb·en·cy; ab·sorb·er; ab·sorb·er·man; ad·sorb; ad·sorb·a·bil·i·ty; ad·sorb·a·ble; ad·sorb·ate; chem·i·sorb; de·sorb; in·sorb; re·sorb; re·sorb·ent; sorb·ic; ab·sorb·ent; ad·sorb·ent;… …   English syllables

  • sorb — SORB1, sorbi, s.m. Arbore din familia rozaceelor înalt până la 15 m, cu frunze ovale, flori albe şi fructe cărnoase, al cărui lemn se foloseşte la strungărie (Sorbus aria). – lat. sorbus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  SORB2 …   Dicționar Român

  • Sorb — sorbitol * * * sorb sȯrb vt to take up and hold by either adsorption or absorption * * * (sorb) to attract and retain substances by absorption or adsorption …   Medical dictionary

  • sorb — sorbitol * * * sorb sȯrb vt to take up and hold by either adsorption or absorption * * * (sorb) to attract and retain substances by absorption or adsorption …   Medical dictionary

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