Definition of sorbus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːbəs/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A tree or shrub of a genus which includes the rowan, service tree, and whitebeam.
  • Genus Sorbus, family Rosaceae: many species.
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'.

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