Definition of sorbus in English:


Line breaks: sor¦bus
Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːbəs


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.


modern Latin, from Latin sorbus 'service tree'.