Origin of sorb1
verb (used with object) Chemistry.
Origin of sorb2
Origin of Sorb
Examples from the Web for sorb
Historical Examples of sorb
On his forehead there were two flat membranes, like rudimentary eyes, but no sorb.
Maskull lingered no longer, but permitted Spadevil to cover his sorb.
Sorb, sorb, n. one of a Slavonic race in Saxony and the neighbouring parts of Prussia.
If you attempt to pass through Ifdawn without a sorb, you are simply committing suicide.
Spadevil pressed his hand on her sorb and kept it there for a few minutes, while he closed his own eyes.
Word Origin for sorb
1843, from German Sorbe, from Slavic Serb, the national designation. Slavic people surviving in Lusatia, eastern Saxony, also known as Wends. Related: Sorbian (1836); earlier Sorabian (1788), from Medieval Latin Sorabi.
"fruit of the service tree," 1520s, from French sorbe, from Latin sorbum "service-berry" (small, edible fruit of the European mountain ash), from sorbus, of uncertain origin.