Definition of sorbus in English:


Line breaks: sor¦bus
Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːbəs/

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


modern Latin, from Latin sorbus 'service tree'.

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