service tree

noun
1.
either of two European trees, Sorbus domestica, bearing a small, acid fruit that is edible when overripe, or S. torminalis (wild service tree) bearing a similar fruit.
2.
serviceberry ( defs 2, 3 ).

Origin:
1535–45

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service tree
 
n
1.  Also called: sorb a Eurasian rosaceous tree, Sorbus domestica, cultivated for its white flowers and brown edible apple-like fruits
2.  wild service tree a similar and related Eurasian tree, Sorbus torminalis
 
[service, from Old English syrfe, from Vulgar Latin sorbea (unattested), from Latin sorbussorb]

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