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A member of a Slavic people inhabiting the region of Lusatia in eastern Germany and southwest Poland. Also called Wend.
[German Sorbe, perhaps variant of Serbe, Serb, from Serbian Srb, Serb.]
|sorb 1 (sôrb)|tr.v. sorbed
To take up and hold, as by absorption or adsorption.
sorba·bili·ty n. sorba·ble adj. sorbent adj. & n.
|sorb 2 (sôrb)|n.
1. Any of several Old World trees of the genus Sorbus in the rose family, as the service tree or the rowan.
2. The fruit of any of these plants.
[French sorbe, sorb fruit, from Old French sourbe, from Vulgar Latin *sorba, from Latin sorbum.]