- any of a number of European trees of the rose family, as the rowan and the service tree
- the fruit of any of these trees
Origin of sorbFrench sorbe from Classical Latin sorbum, serviceberry, sorbus, service tree
Origin of SorbGerman Sorbe from Serbian Srb
transitive verbsorbed, sorb·ing, sorbs
Origin of sorbBack-formation from absorb adsorb
- Any of several Eurasian trees of the genus Sorbus of the rose family, especially a service tree.
- The fruit of any of these plants.
Origin of sorbFrench sorbe sorb fruit from Old French sourbe from Vulgar Latin sorba from Latin sorbum
Origin of SorbGerman Sorbe perhaps variant of Serbe Serb from Serbian Srb, Serb
(third-person singular simple present sorbs, present participle sorbing, simple past and past participle sorbed)