Definition of sorbus in English:

sorbus

Line breaks: sor¦bus
Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːbəs
 
/

noun

A tree or shrub of a genus which includes the rowan, service tree, and whitebeam.
  • Genus Sorbus, family Rosaceae: many species
More example sentences
  • As for the top terrace, what about planting two groups of small to medium trees, such as sorbus, Prunus autumnalis or Prunus x yedoensis.
  • This sorbus was introduced to Britain in the 1930s.

Origin

modern Latin, from Latin sorbus 'service tree'.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day erroneous
Pronunciation: ɪˈrəʊnɪəs
adjective
wrong; incorrect