Definition of French sorrel

1. Noun. Low perennial with small silvery-green ovate to hastate leaves.

Exact synonyms: Garden Sorrel, Rumex Scutatus
Generic synonyms: Dock, Sorrel, Sour Grass

2. Noun. Greens having small tart oval to pointed leaves; preferred to common sorrel for salads.
Generic synonyms: Green, Greens, Leafy Vegetable
Group relationships: Garden Sorrel, Rumex Scutatus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of French Sorrel

French parfaits
French partridge
French pastry
French people
French person
French polio
French polish
French pox
French press
French presses
French proof agar
French region
French roof
French rye
French scale
French sorrel
French spinach
French stick
French sticks
French teacher
French telephone
French ticklers
French toast
French ultramarine
French ultramarine blue
French vermouth
French weed
French window
French windows

Literary usage of French sorrel

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1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"The round-leav'd (or French) Sorrel is the moft grateful Acid, and is preferr'd to the other two Sorts for ..."

2. A Guide to the Orchard and Fruit Garden: Or, An Account of the Most Valuable by George Lindley, John Lindley (1831)
"In 1596, another species, the french sorrel, succeeded, and was considered as a valuable ... french sorrel. • scutatus. 4. Mountain Sorrel. montanus. 5. ..."

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