sorb apple

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sorb apple acid gritty-textured fruit
    • n sorb apple medium-sized European tree resembling the rowan but bearing edible fruit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sorb apple the fruit of the sorb, or wild service tree.
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Usage

In literature:

O' Fridays they munched nothing but services or sorb-apples; neither were these full ripe, as I guessed by their complexion.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
O' Fridays they munched nothing but services or sorb-apples; neither were these full ripe, as I guessed by their complexion.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book V." by Francois Rabelais
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In poetry:

What is it?
What is it, in the grape turning raisin,
In the medlar, in the sorb-apple.
Wineskins of brown morbidity,
Autumnal excrementa;
What is it that reminds us of white gods?
"Medlars And Sorb-Apples" by D H Lawrence