Definition of Sorrel tree

1. Noun. Deciduous shrubby tree of eastern North America having deeply fissured bark and sprays of small fragrant white flowers and sour-tasting leaves.

Exact synonyms: Oxydendrum Arboreum, Sourwood, Titi
Group relationships: Genus Oxydendrum, Oxydendrum
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree



2. Noun. Australian tree with acid foliage.
Exact synonyms: Hibiscus Heterophyllus
Generic synonyms: Hibiscus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sorrel Tree

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sorosises
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sorostitute
sorostitutes
sorption
sorption detoxification
sorptions
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sorra
sorrance
sorrances
sorras
sorrel
sorrel tree (current term)
sorrels
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sorries
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sorrily
sorriness
sorrinesses
sorrow
sorrowe
sorrowed
sorrower
sorrowers
sorrowes
sorroweth

Literary usage of Sorrel tree

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"SORREL, SORREL-TREE, SORREL VINE, etc., are the like names of several unrelated plants having acidulous or "sour" foliage. The field or sheep sorrel is the ..."

2. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"It is called Sorrel-tree from the acidity of its leaves. The French, German, and Italian names signify Andromeda-tree, and Sorrel-tree. Engra-einge. ..."

3. J. M. Nickell's Botanical Ready Reference (1880)
"sorrel tree. sorrel tree Elk- wood. Elkwood. Elk Tree. Sour Leaf. Sour Tree. ... sorrel tree. Stagger Bush. Wicke. (Poison variety of Andromeda Arbórea. ..."

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