sorb apple tree

noun
medium-sized European tree resembling the rowan but bearing edible fruit
Hypernyms: ↑mountain ash
Part Meronyms: ↑sorb, ↑sorb apple

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  • sorb apple — noun 1. medium sized European tree resembling the rowan but bearing edible fruit • Syn: ↑service tree, ↑sorb apple tree, ↑Sorbus domestica • Hypernyms: ↑mountain ash • Hyponyms: ↑wild service tree, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sorb apple — Sorb Sorb, n.[L. sorbus the tree, sorbum the fruit; cf. F. sorbe. See {Service tree}.] (Bot.) (a) The wild service tree ({Pyrus torminalis}) of Europe; also, the rowan tree. (b) The fruit of these trees. [1913 Webster] {Sorb apple}, the fruit of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sorb apple — may refer to::a number of trees in the genus Sorbus:*Sorbus domestica, the True Service tree:*Sorbus aucuparia, the Rowan:*Sorbus torminalis, the Wild Service tree:or:*the fruit of any of the above …   Wikipedia

  • Sorb tree — Sorb Sorb, n.[L. sorbus the tree, sorbum the fruit; cf. F. sorbe. See {Service tree}.] (Bot.) (a) The wild service tree ({Pyrus torminalis}) of Europe; also, the rowan tree. (b) The fruit of these trees. [1913 Webster] {Sorb apple}, the fruit of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sorb — Sorb, n.[L. sorbus the tree, sorbum the fruit; cf. F. sorbe. See {Service tree}.] (Bot.) (a) The wild service tree ({Pyrus torminalis}) of Europe; also, the rowan tree. (b) The fruit of these trees. [1913 Webster] {Sorb apple}, the fruit of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sorb — sorb1 sorbic, adj. /sawrb/, n. 1. a European tree, Sorbus domestica. 2. Also called sorb apple. the fruit of this tree. [1520 30; < L sorbum serviceberry and sorbus service tree] sorb2 sorbable, adj …   Universalium

  • sorb — /sɔb/ (say sawb) noun 1. a European service tree, Sorbus domestica. 2. its fruit (sorb apple). {Latin sorbum serviceberry, or sorbus service tree} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sorb — n. 1 = service tree (see SERVICE(2)). 2 (in full sorb apple) its fruit. Etymology: F sorbe or L sorbus service tree, sorbum service berry …   Useful english dictionary

  • service tree — noun 1. medium sized European tree resembling the rowan but bearing edible fruit • Syn: ↑sorb apple, ↑sorb apple tree, ↑Sorbus domestica • Hypernyms: ↑mountain ash • Hyponyms: ↑wild service tree, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wild service tree — noun European tree bearing edible small speckled brown fruit • Syn: ↑Sorbus torminalis • Hypernyms: ↑service tree, ↑sorb apple, ↑sorb apple tree, ↑Sorbus domestica …   Useful english dictionary

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