capitalized : a genus of trees and shrubs (family Rosaceae) distinguished from Pyrus and Malus by the pinnate leaves, three styles, and carpels that are not cartilaginous see mountain ash
plural -es : any tree of the genus Sorbus

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, service tree

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“Sorbus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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