Definition of Sorbus

1. Noun. A genus of shrubs or trees of the family Rosaceae having feathery leaves.

Exact synonyms: Genus Sorbus
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Rosaceae, Rosaceae, Rose Family
Member holonyms: Mountain Ash



Definition of Sorbus

1. a large deciduous tree or shrub [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sorbus

Sophora secundiflora
Sophora sinensis
Sophora tetraptera
Sophrolaeliocattleya
Sophy
Sopron
Sorani
Sorani alphabet
Soraya
Sorb
Sorbian
Sorbonist
Sorbonists
Sorbonne
Sorbs
Sorbus (current term)
Sorbus americana
Sorbus aucuparia
Sorbus domestica
Sorbus sitchensis
Sorbus torminalis
Sorcha
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard
Soren Kierkegaard
Soren Peter Lauritz Sorensen
Sorensen
Sorensen scale
Soret's phenomenon
Soret band
Sorex araneus

Literary usage of Sorbus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"P. Aria, Ehrh.=Sorbus. ... by others to belong to Sorbus, and by still others to be a hybrid between Pyrus and Sorbus ... P. pinnatifida, Ehrh.=,Sorbus. ..."

2. The Gardeners Dictionaryby Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Sorbus aucuparia. jf. B. The wild Service, or Quick - beam, by fome call'd The Quicken-tree. 11. ..."

3. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"A kind of cider is made from it, and also brandy. A saccharine matter extracted from the fruit has been called Sor'biĀ». Sorbus ..."

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