Definition of Jamaica sorrel
1. 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.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jamaica Sorrel
Literary usage of Jamaica sorrel
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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"... regions for the acid of the immature calices and involu- cels or bracteoles; known also as red sorrel and jamaica sorrel; it also yields a fiber. ..."
2. Fruit Recipes: A Manual of the Food Value of Fruits and Nine Hundred by Riley Maria Fletcher Berry (1907)
"... a large amount of nourishment and is considered of value medicinally for its demulcent properties. The Sorrel or Roselle Berry (jamaica sorrel: Hibiscus ..."