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sor·rel1 / ˈsôrəl/ • n. a European plant (genus Rumex) of the dock family, with arrow-shaped leaves that are used in salads and cooking for their acidic flavor. See also wood sorrel. sor·rel2 • n. a horse with a light reddish-brown coat. ∎  [usu. as adj.] a light reddish-brown color: a sorrel mare with four white socks.

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sorrel (dock) Herbaceous perennial plant native to temperate regions. It has large leaves that can be cooked as a vegetable, and small green or brown flowers. Height: to 2m (6ft). Family Polygonaceae; genus Rumex, especially Rumex acetosa.

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sorrel A common wild plant (Rumex acetosa); the leaves have a strong acid flavour, and are cooked together with spinach or cabbage, used to make soup (see borscht), and used in salads. See also Rosella.

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sorrel1 (leaves of) plant of the genus Rumex, having a sour taste. XIV. — OF. sorele, surele (mod. dial. surelle), f. sur sour — Gmc. *sūraz; see SOUR, -EL2
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sorrel2 (horse) of bright chestnut colour. XV. — OF. sorel adj., f. sor yellowish, of Gmc. orig.; see -EL2
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sorrel, name for several plants, particularly species of dock (see buckwheat) and oxalis.

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sorrel See POLYGONACEAE.

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