sourwood(redirected from Sorrel-tree)
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A small deciduous tree (Oxydendrum arboreum) in the heath family that is native to the eastern United States and has drooping panicles of small white urn-shaped flowers. Also called sorrel tree.
[So called from its sour-tasting leaves.]
(Plants) another name for sorrel tree
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.||sourwood - deciduous shrubby tree of eastern North America having deeply fissured bark and sprays of small fragrant white flowers and sour-tasting leaves|