Sorb meaning

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To take up and hold, as by absorption or adsorption.
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Any of several Eurasian trees of the genus Sorbus of the rose family, especially a service tree.
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The fruit of any of these plants.
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A member of a Slavic people inhabiting the region of Lusatia in eastern Germany and southwest Poland.
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Any of a number of European trees of the rose family, as the rowan and the service tree.
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The fruit of any of these trees.
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The wild service tree (Sorbus torminalis) of Europe.
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The rowan tree.
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The fruit of either of these trees.
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(chemistry) To absorb or adsorb.
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Origin of sorb

  • French sorbe sorb fruit from Old French sourbe from Vulgar Latin sorba from Latin sorbum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • German Sorbe perhaps variant of Serbe Serb from Serbian Srb, Serb

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from absorb adsorb

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sorbus the tree, sorbum the fruit; compare French sorbe. See service tree.

    From Wiktionary