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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

sorbn. [L. sorbus the tree, sorbum the fruit; cf. F. sorbe. See Service tree.].
     The wild service tree (Pyrus torminalis) of Europe; also, the rowan tree.  [1913 Webster]
Sorb apple, the fruit of the sorb, or wild service tree. -- Sorb tree, the wild service tree.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

sorb, n.
1 = service tree (see SERVICE(2)).
2 (in full sorb-apple) its fruit.

Etymology
F sorbe or L sorbus service tree, sorbum service-berry

THESAURUS

sorb

absorb, adsorb, assimilate, blot, blot up, chemisorb, chemosorb, digest, drink, drink in, drink up, engross, filter in, imbibe, infiltrate, osmose, percolate in, seep in, slurp up, soak in, soak up, sponge, swill up, take in, take up

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