The fruit of the true service tree.
- Sorb apple berries contain large amounts of malic acid that aid water retention.
Early 16th century: from French sorbe or Latin sorbus 'service tree', sorbum 'serviceberry'.
Words that rhyme with sorbabsorb, bedaub, daub, orb
A member of a Slavic people living in parts of SE Brandenburg and eastern Saxony. Also called Wend.
- 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.
From German Sorbe.
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