a white, crystalline solid, CHCH:CHCH:CHCOOH, isolated from the berries of mountain ash or made synthetically: used in drying oils, and as a food preservative, fungicide, etc.
Origin of sorbic acidsorb + -ic
A white crystalline solid, C6H8O2, first obtained from berries of the rowan and now prepared synthetically, used as a food preservative and fungicide.
Origin of sorbic acidFrom sorb2.
- boric acids