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sheep sorrel


sheep's sorrel

(Plants) a polygonaceous plant, Rumex acetosella, of the N hemisphere, having slightly bitter-tasting leaves and small reddish flowers
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Sheep sorrel

Wood sorrel (one variety of oxalis). Sometimes chewed for its taste or in salads.
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Noun1.Sheep sorrel - small plant having pleasantly acid-tasting arrow-shaped leavessheep sorrel - small plant having pleasantly acid-tasting arrow-shaped leaves; common in dry places
sour grass, dock, sorrel - any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
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Acid areas - heath bedstraw, sheeps sorrel and tormentil.