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Sorb (n.)

1843, from German Sorbe, from Slavic Serb, the national designation. Slavic people surviving in Lusatia, eastern Saxony, also known as Wends. Related: Sorbian (1836); earlier Sorabian (1788), from Medieval Latin Sorabi.

sorb (n.)

"fruit of the service tree," 1520s, from French sorbe, from Latin sorbum "service-berry" (small, edible fruit of the European mountain ash), from sorbus, of uncertain origin.

updated on October 28, 2013

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Definitions of Sorb from WordNet
1
sorb (v.)
take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption;
Synonyms: take up
2
sorb (n.)
acid gritty-textured fruit;
Synonyms: sorb apple
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