Definition of Sorrel

1. Noun. Any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis.




2. Adjective. Of a light brownish color.
Exact synonyms: Brownish-orange
Similar to: Chromatic

3. Noun. Any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine.

4. Noun. 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.

5. Noun. Large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and sauces.
Exact synonyms: Common Sorrel
Generic synonyms: Green, Greens, Leafy Vegetable
Group relationships: Garden Sorrel, Rumex Acetosa, Sour Dock

6. Noun. A horse of a brownish orange to light brown color.
Generic synonyms: Equus Caballus, Horse

Definition of Sorrel

1. a. Of a yellowish or redish brown color; as, a sorrel horse.

2. n. A yellowish or redish brown color.

3. n. One of various plants having a sour juice; especially, a plant of the genus Rumex, as Rumex Acetosa, Rumex Acetosella, etc.

Definition of Sorrel

1. Noun. A kind of plant with acidic leaves, especially ''Rumex acetosa'' (common sorrel), sometimes used as a salad vegetable. ¹

2. Noun. A brown colour, with a tint of red. ¹

3. Adjective. Of a brown colour, with a tint of red. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sorrel

1. a reddish brown color [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sorrel

1. Of a yellowish or redish brown colour; as, a sorrel horse. Origin: F. Saur, saure, OF. Sor, sore, probably of Teutonic origin; cf. D. Zoor dry, LG. Soor; the meaning probably coming from the colour of dry leaves. See Sear, and cf. Sorel. One of various plants having a sour juice; especially, a plant of the genus Rumex, as Rumex Acetosa, Rumex Acetosella, etc. Mountain sorrel. Any plant of the genus Oxalis. Origin: F. Surelle, fr. Sur sour, fr. OHG. Sr sour. See Sour. (04 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sorrel

sorosilicates
sorosis
sorosises
sorosite
sorostitute
sorostitutes
sorption
sorption detoxification
sorptions
sorptive
sorr
sorra
sorrance
sorrances
sorras
sorrel (current term)
sorrel tree
sorrels
sorrier
sorries
sorriest
sorrily
sorriness
sorrinesses
sorrow
sorrowe
sorrowed
sorrower
sorrowers
sorrowes

Literary usage of Sorrel

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1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"sorrel COLOR IN HORSES Although It May Be Only a Light Chestnut, Evidence Indicates that It Is Inherited Separately and Is Therefore a Distinct Unit—sorrel ..."

2. The Gardeners Dictionaryby Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"CBP sorrel with curled Leaves. j. ACETOSA montana maxima. ... This Ь the common sorrel ufed in Medicine ; but the Northern barren sorrel is preferred to it ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"sorrel is a perennial, with a tuft if radical leaves which are 4 in. or more lorn?, and arrow-shaped at the base; its flower stalks are 2 ft. or more high, ..."

4. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1857)
"Then there was an ear on which was broken up the past season, and the white the side of the beam to hitch to. with a growth of "sorrel," now in full bloom. ..."

5. The Political History of England by William Hunt, Reginald Lane Poole (1905)
"While he was besieging Dover, Saer de Quincy had relieved Mount sorrel, ... With the help of the army from Mount sorrel, the castle and its ..."

6. The Political History of England by William Hunt, Reginald Lane Poole (1905)
"While he was besieging Dover, Saer de Quincy had relieved Mount sorrel, ... With the help of the army from Mount sorrel, the castle and its ..."

7. The Political History of England by William Hunt, Reginald Lane Poole (1905)
"While he was besieging Dover, Saer de Quincy had relieved Mount sorrel, ... With the help of the army from Mount sorrel, the castle and its châtelaine were ..."

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