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Definition of 'sorrel'


  1. any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis
       Synonyms: oxalis wood sorrel
  2. any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
       Synonyms: dock sour grass
  3. 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
       Synonyms: roselle rozelle red sorrel Jamaica sorrel Hibiscus sabdariffa
  4. large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and sauces
       Synonyms: common sorrel
  5. a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color


  1. of a light brownish color
       Synonyms: brownish-orange

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