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Meaning of SORREL

Pronunciation:  'sorul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color
  2. [n]  large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and sauces
  3. [n]  East Indian sparsely prickly annual herb or perennial subshrub widely cultivated for its fleshy calyxes used in tarts and jelly and for its bast fiber
  4. [n]  any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
  5. [n]  any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis
  6. [adj]  of a light brownish color

SORREL is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: brownish-orange, chromatic, common sorrel, dock, Hibiscus sabdariffa, Jamaica sorrel, oxalis, red sorrel, roselle, rozelle, sour grass, wood sorrel
 See Also: Bermuda buttercup, bitter dock, broad-leaved dock, common wood sorrel, creeping oxalis, creeping wood sorrel, cuckoo bread, English-weed, Equus caballus, French sorrel, garden sorrel, garden sorrel, genus Oxalis, genus Rumex, goat's foot, goatsfoot, green, greens, herb, herbaceous plant, hibiscus, horse, leafy vegetable, oca, oka, Oxalis acetosella, Oxalis caprina, Oxalis cernua, Oxalis corniculata, Oxalis crenata, Oxalis pes-caprae, Oxalis tuberosa, Oxalis violacea, Rumex, Rumex acetosa, Rumex acetosa, Rumex acetosella, Rumex obtusifolius, Rumex scutatus, shamrock, sheep sorrel, sheep's sorrel, sour dock, sour dock, violet wood sorrel, yellow dock



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sor"rel\, a. [F. saur, saure, OF. sor, sore, probably of
    Teutonic origin; cf. D. zoor dry, LG. soor; the meaning
    probably coming from the color of dry leaves. See {Sear}, a.,
    and cf. {Sorel}.]
    Of a yellowish or redish brown color; as, a sorrel horse.
  2. \Sor"rel\, n.
    A yellowish or redish brown color.
  3. \Sor"rel\, n. [F. surelle, fr. sur sour, fr. OHG. s?r
    sour. See {Sour}.] (Bot.)
    One of various plants having a sour juice; especially, a
    plant of the genus {Rumex}, as {Rumex Acetosa}, {Rumex
    Acetosella}, etc.
    {Mountain sorrel}. (Bot.) See under {Mountain}.
    {Red sorrel}. (Bot.)
    (a) A malvaceous plant ({Hibiscus Sabdariffa}) whose acid
        calyxes and capsules are used in the West Indies for
        making tarts and acid drinks.
    (b) A troublesome weed ({Rumex Acetosella}), also called
        {sheep sorrel}.
    {Salt of sorrel} (Chem.), binoxalate of potassa; -- so called
       because obtained from the juice of {Rumex Acetosella}, or
       {Rumex Axetosa}.
    {Sorrel tree} (Bot.), a small ericaceous tree ({Oxydendrum
       arboreum}) whose leaves resemble those of the peach and
       have a sour taste. It is common along the Alleghanies.
       Called also {sourwood}.
    {Wood sorrel} (Bot.), any plant of the genus Oxalis.