sourwood

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sour·wood

 (sour′wo͝od′)
n.
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.]

sourwood

(ˈsaʊəˌwʊd)
n
(Plants) another name for sorrel tree

sor′rel tree`


n.
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.
[1680–90, Amer.]
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Noun1.sourwood - deciduous shrubby tree of eastern North America having deeply fissured bark and sprays of small fragrant white flowers and sour-tasting leavessourwood - deciduous shrubby tree of eastern North America having deeply fissured bark and sprays of small fragrant white flowers and sour-tasting leaves
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary