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sorb 1

Pronunciation: /sɔːb/

noun

The fruit of the true service tree.
Example sentences
  • Sorb apple berries contain large amounts of malic acid that aid water retention.

Origin

Early 16th century: from French sorbe or Latin sorbus 'service tree', sorbum 'serviceberry'.

Words that rhyme with sorb

absorb, bedaub, daub, orb

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Sorb 2

Pronunciation: /sɔːb/

noun

A member of a Slavic people living in parts of SE Brandenburg and eastern Saxony. Also called Wend.
Example sentences
  • Wend tends to have a pejorative ring, especially in Eastern Germany, and today in all scholarly literature in Europe the word Sorb is preferred to Wend.
  • The Slovaks and the Wends/Sorbs are the only two Lutheran Slavic groups to immigrate to America, and their numbers were not large.
  • Sorbs were repeatedly forbidden to use their own language.

Origin

From German Sorbe.

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