Definition of sorbus in English:

sorbus

noun

  • A tree or shrub of a genus which includes the rowan, service tree, and whitebeam.

    • ‘As for the top terrace, what about planting two groups of small to medium trees, such as sorbus, Prunus autumnalis or Prunus x yedoensis.’
    • ‘This sorbus was introduced to Britain in the 1930s.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Latin sorbus ‘service tree’.

Pronunciation

sorbus

/ˈsɔːbəs/