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sorb

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[ sawrb ]
/ sɔrb /
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noun
a European tree, Sorbus domestica.
Also called sorb apple. the fruit of this tree.
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Origin of sorb

1
1520–30; <Latin sorbum serviceberry and sorbus service tree

OTHER WORDS FROM sorb

sorbic, adjective

Other definitions for sorb (2 of 3)

sorb2
[ sawrb ]
/ sɔrb /

verb (used with object) Chemistry.
to gather on a surface either by absorption, adsorption, or a combination of the two processes.

Origin of sorb

2
1905–10; extracted from absorb and adsorb

OTHER WORDS FROM sorb

sorb·a·ble, adjectivesorb·a·bil·i·ty, noun

Other definitions for sorb (3 of 3)

Sorb
[ sawrb ]
/ sɔrb /

noun
a Wend.

Origin of Sorb

1835–45; <German Sorbe ≪ Lusatian serbje, serbjo
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British Dictionary definitions for sorb (1 of 2)

sorb
/ (sɔːb) /

noun
another name for service tree (def. 1)
any of various related trees, esp the mountain ash
Also called: sorb apple the fruit of any of these trees

Derived forms of sorb

sorbic, adjective

Word Origin for sorb

C16: from Latin sorbus the sorb, service tree

British Dictionary definitions for sorb (2 of 2)

Sorb
/ (sɔːb) /

noun
a member of a Slavonic people living chiefly in the rural areas of E Germany between the upper reaches of the Oder and Elbe rivers (Lusatia)Also called: Wend, Lusatian
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