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sor·rel 1

 (sôr′əl, sŏr′-)
n.
1. Any of several plants of the genus Rumex that have sour leaves, especially the Eurasian species R. acetosa, sometimes grown for its edible leaves, and R. acetosella, widely naturalized worldwide. Also called dock4.
2. See oxalis.

[Middle English sorel, from Old French surele, from sur, sour, of Germanic origin.]

sor·rel 2

 (sôr′əl, sŏr′-)
n.
1. A brownish orange to light brown.
2. A sorrel-colored horse or other animal.

[From Middle English sorel, sorrel-colored, from Old French, from sor, red-brown, of Germanic origin.]

sorrel

(ˈsɒrəl)
n
1. (Colours)
a. a light brown to brownish-orange colour
b. (as adjective): a sorrel carpet.
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a horse of this colour
[C15: from Old French sorel, from sor a reddish brown, of Germanic origin; related to Middle Dutch soor desiccated]

sorrel

(ˈsɒrəl)
n
1. (Plants) any of several polygonaceous plants of the genus Rumex, esp R. acetosa, of Eurasia and North America, having acid-tasting leaves used in salads and sauces. See also dock4, sheep sorrel
2. (Plants) short for wood sorrel
[C14: from Old French surele, from sur sour, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German sūr sour]

sor•rel1

(ˈsɔr əl, ˈsɒr-)

n.
1. light reddish brown.
2. a horse of this color, often with a light-colored mane and tail.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Old French sorel=sor brown (< Germanic) + -el diminutive suffix; see -elle]

sor•rel2

(ˈsɔr əl, ˈsɒr-)

n.
1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Rumex, of the buckwheat family, having edible acid leaves used in salads, sauces, etc.
2. any of various wood sorrels with sour juice.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French surele=sur sour (< Germanic; see sour) + -el diminutive suffix; see -elle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sorrel - any plant or flower of the genus Oxalissorrel - any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Oxalis - type genus of the Oxalidaceae; large genus of plants having leaves that resemble clover and variously colored flowers usually clustered in umbels
common wood sorrel, cuckoo bread, Oxalis acetosella, shamrock - Eurasian plant with heart-shaped trifoliate leaves and white purple-veined flowers
Bermuda buttercup, English-weed, Oxalis cernua, Oxalis pes-caprae - South African bulbous wood sorrel with showy yellow flowers
creeping oxalis, creeping wood sorrel, Oxalis corniculata - creeping much-branched mat-forming weed; cosmopolitan
goat's foot, goatsfoot, Oxalis caprina - short-stemmed South African plant with bluish flowers
Oxalis violacea, violet wood sorrel - perennial herb of eastern North America with palmately compound leaves and usually rose-purple flowers
oca, Oxalis crenata, Oxalis tuberosa, oka - South American wood sorrel cultivated for its edible tubers
2.sorrel - any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicinesorrel - any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Rumex, Rumex - docks: coarse herbs and shrubs mainly native to north temperate regions
Rumex acetosa, sour dock, garden sorrel - European sorrel with large slightly acidic sagittate leaves grown throughout north temperate zone for salad and spring greens
Rumex acetosella, sheep sorrel, sheep's sorrel - small plant having pleasantly acid-tasting arrow-shaped leaves; common in dry places
bitter dock, broad-leaved dock, Rumex obtusifolius, yellow dock - European dock with broad obtuse leaves and bitter rootstock common as a weed in North America
French sorrel, garden sorrel, Rumex scutatus - low perennial with small silvery-green ovate to hastate leaves
3.sorrel - East Indian sparsely prickly annual herb or perennial subshrub widely cultivated for its fleshy calyxes used in tarts and jelly and for its bast fibersorrel - East Indian sparsely prickly annual herb or perennial subshrub widely cultivated for its fleshy calyxes used in tarts and jelly and for its bast fiber
hibiscus - any plant of the genus Hibiscus
4.sorrel - large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and saucessorrel - large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and sauces
greens, leafy vegetable, green - any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables
Rumex acetosa, sour dock, garden sorrel - European sorrel with large slightly acidic sagittate leaves grown throughout north temperate zone for salad and spring greens
5.sorrel - a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
Adj.1.sorrel - of a light brownish color
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
gniady
ängssyra

sorrel

1 [ˈsɒrəl] N (Bot) → acedera f

sorrel

2 [ˈsɒrəl]
A. ADJalazán
B. N (= horse) → alazán m, caballo m alazán

sorrel

[ˈsɒrəl] noseille f

sorrel

n
(Bot) → Großer Sauerampfer; (= wood-sorrel)Sauerklee m
(= horse)Fuchs m
adj horserotbraun

sorrel

[ˈsɒrl]
1. n
a. (Bot) → acetosa
b. (horse) → sauro; (colour) → giallo bruno inv
2. adj (colour) → giallo bruno inv
References in classic literature ?
Inside the gate leaning out from her saddle and just closing it, was a young woman on a chestnut sorrel.
It had been a fruitless day, so far as she was concerned; and yet not entirely fruitless, for he had enjoyed the open air and the horse under him to such purpose that, on Monday, his instructions were out to the dealers to look for the best chestnut sorrel that money could buy.
But he had little time for disappointment, for his own chestnut sorrel kept him busy.
As if expecting a protest, she continued plaintively; "If you're too busy with the hauling I presume you can let Jotham Powell drive me over with the sorrel in time to ketch the train at the Flats.
At the moment, however, his one desire was to avoid the long drive with her behind the ancient sorrel who never went out of a walk.
The master horse ordered a sorrel nag, one of his servants, to untie the largest of these animals, and take him into the yard.
And yet here was Matthew Cuthbert, at half-past three on the afternoon of a busy day, placidly driving over the hollow and up the hill; moreover, he wore a white collar and his best suit of clothes, which was plain proof that he was going out of Avonlea; and he had the buggy and the sorrel mare, which betokened that he was going a considerable distance.
Yet what of Matthew's white collar and the sorrel mare?
Nay," added the squire, "sha't ha the sorrel mare that Sophy rode.
It is suggested the poison was switched with the herb sorrel in the soup he ate before his run.