nSorbin(Chem) An unfermentable sugar, isomeric with glucose, found in the ripe berries of the rowan tree, or sorb, and extracted as a sweet white crystalline substance; -- called also mountain-ash sugar.
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nsorbinA glucose sugar (C6H12O6), obtained from mountain-ash berries. It is crystalline, is very sweet, and reduces copper solutions, but does not ferment with yeast.
Sorbin is the only priest of the capital who is distinctly associated with the act of the Government.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton