Wood sorrel
Sorrel Sor"rel, n. [F. surelle, fr. sur sour, fr. OHG. s?r sour. See {Sour}.] (Bot.) One of various plants having a sour juice; especially, a plant of the genus {Rumex}, as {Rumex Acetosa}, {Rumex Acetosella}, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Mountain sorrel}. (Bot.) See under {Mountain}.

{Red sorrel}. (Bot.) (a) A malvaceous plant ({Hibiscus Sabdariffa}) whose acid calyxes and capsules are used in the West Indies for making tarts and acid drinks. (b) A troublesome weed ({Rumex Acetosella}), also called {sheep sorrel}.

{Salt of sorrel} (Chem.), binoxalate of potassa; -- so called because obtained from the juice of {Rumex Acetosella}, or {Rumex Axetosa}.

{Sorrel tree} (Bot.), a small ericaceous tree ({Oxydendrum arboreum}) whose leaves resemble those of the peach and have a sour taste. It is common along the Alleghanies. Called also {sourwood}.

{Wood sorrel} (Bot.), any plant of the genus Oxalis. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Wood sorrel — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wood sorrel — n. [transl. of MFr sorrel de boys] any of a genus (Oxalis, family Oxalidaceae) of creeping dicotyledonous plants (order Geraniales) with white, pink, red, or yellow, five parted flowers and cloverlike compound leaves that contain oxalic acid:… …   English World dictionary

  • wood sorrel — noun any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis • Syn: ↑oxalis, ↑sorrel • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑common wood sorrel, ↑cuckoo brea …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood sorrel — any of numerous plants of the genus Oxalis, esp. O. acetosella, of Eurasia, having heart shaped, trifoliolate leaves and white, pink veined flowers. [1515 25; trans. of F sorrel de bois; r. woodsour, so called from sour taste of the leaves] * * * …   Universalium

  • wood-sorrel — paprastasis kiškiakopūstis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kiškiakopūstinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Oxalis acetosella), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wood sorrel — Oxalis Ox a*lis, n. [L., a kind of sorrel, Gr. oxali s, fr. oxy s sharp, pungent, acid.] (Bot.) A genus of plants, mostly herbs, with acid tasting trifoliolate or multifoliolate leaves; called also {wood sorrel}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wood sorrel — kiškiakopūstis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kiškiakopūstinių (Oxalidaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Oxalis). atitikmenys: lot. Oxalis angl. oxalis; sorrel; wood sorrel vok. Hasenklee; Kuckucksklee; Sauerklee rus. кислица lenk. szczawik …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • wood sorrel — /ˈwʊd sɒrəl/ (say wood soruhl) noun any of a number of species of Oxalis as yellow wood sorrel …   Australian English dictionary

  • wood sorrel — noun Date: 13th century any of a genus (Oxalis of the family Oxalidaceae, the wood sorrel family) of herbs with acid sap, compound leaves, and regular flowers having five usually white, purple, or yellow petals; especially either of two stemless… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wood sorrel — wood′ sor rel n. pln any woodland plant of the genus Oxalis, of the family Oxalidaceae, having three heart shaped leaflets and variously colored flowers • Etymology: 1515–25; trans. of F sorrel de bois …   From formal English to slang

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