Definition of Red 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.
Generic synonyms: Hibiscus
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Literary usage of Red sorrel
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1. Venezuela: Or, Sketches of Life in a South American Republic: with the by Edward B. Eastwick (1868)
"Its cotton falls as soon as ripe—that of the red sorrel does not fall. ... The red sorrel is preferable not only to the green, but also to the ..."
2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Tennessee by Joseph Brown Heiskell, Tennessee Supreme Court (1872)
"The indictment charges the defendant with stealing "one bay mare mule," and defendant insists that the proof shows it was a "red sorrel mule. ..."
3. Report on the Geological and Agricultural Survey of the State of Rhode by Charles Thomas Jackson (1840)
"The farmers in Compton have generally abandoned the use of fish manure, believing that it causes the soil to become sterile, or brings in red sorrel. ..."
4. A Handbook of Tropical Gardening and Planting, with Special Reference to Ceylon by Hugh Fraser Macmillan (1914)
"Jamaica or red sorrel; ... The plant occurs in two varieties, viz., "White Sorrel" with greenish-white, and "red sorrel" with reddish sepals, ..."
5. British Farmer's Magazine (1852)
"His grass lands were at first almost useless ; red sorrel was produced in ... Now, in consequence of the application of lime, red sorrel had almost ..."
6. Indian Domestic Economy and Receipt Book: Comprising Numerous Directions for by R. Riddell (1860)
"The fresh stone if planted grows immediately. HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA.—red sorrel Plant.—This is the red sorrel plant of the West Indies, and introduced from ..."