Sorrel

Definition of Sorrel

Sor´rel
a.1.Of a yellowish or redish brown color; as, a sorrel horse.
n.1.A yellowish or redish brown color.
1.(Bot.) One of various plants having a sour juice; especially, a plant of the genus Rumex, as Rumex Acetosa, Rumex Acetosella, etc.
Mountain sorrel
(Bot.) See under Mountain.
Red sorrel
a - (Bot.) A malvaceous plant (Hibiscus Sabdariffa) whose acid calyxes and capsules are used in the West Indies for making tarts and acid drinks
b - A troublesome weed (Rumex Acetosella), also called sheep sorrel.
Salt of sorrel
(Chem.) binoxalate of potassa; - so called because obtained from the juice of Rumex Acetosella, or Rumex Axetosa.
Sorrel tree
(Bot.) a small ericaceous tree (Oxydendrum arboreum) whose leaves resemble those of the peach and have a sour taste. It is common along the Alleghanies. Called also sourwood.
Wood sorrel
(Bot.) any plant of the genus Oxalis.

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