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(Plants) a deciduous ericaceous tree, Oxydendrum arboreum, of E North America, having deeply fissured bark, sour-tasting leaves, and small white flowers. Also called: sourwood
[C17: so called because the bitter flavour of the leaves is reminiscent of sorrel]
a North American tree, Oxydendrum arboreum, of the heath family, having leaves with an acid flavor and drooping clusters of white flowers. Also called sourwood.
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|Noun||1.||sorrel tree - deciduous shrubby tree of eastern North America having deeply fissured bark and sprays of small fragrant white flowers and sour-tasting leaves|
|2.||sorrel tree - Australian tree with acid foliage|
hibiscus - any plant of the genus Hibiscus