sheep sorrel
noun Date: 1806 a small dock (Rumex acetosella) of acidic soils

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  • Sheep sorrel — Sheep Sheep, n. sing. & pl. [OE. shep, scheep, AS. sc?p, sce[ a]p; akin to OFries. sk?p, LG. & D. schaap, G. schaf, OHG. sc[=a]f, Skr. ch[=a]ga. [root]295. Cf. {Sheepherd}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheep 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheep sorrel — n. a low growing sorrel (Rumex acetosella) with reddish or yellowish flowers, often found on dry soils …   English World dictionary

  • sheep sorrel — smulkioji rūgštynė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūgtinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Rumex acetosella), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Rumex acetosella angl. sheep sorrel; sorrel šaltinis …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sheep sorrel — noun small plant having pleasantly acid tasting arrow shaped leaves; common in dry places • Syn: ↑sheep s sorrel, ↑Rumex acetosella • Hypernyms: ↑dock, ↑sorrel, ↑sour grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheep sorrel — Rumex acetosella. A plant that has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anticancer effects. Also called dock and sorrel …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • sheep sorrel — a slender weed, Rumex acetosella, of the buckwheat family, found in poor, dry soils, having arrow shaped leaves with an acid taste. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sheep — Sheep, n. sing. & pl. [OE. shep, scheep, AS. sc?p, sce[ a]p; akin to OFries. sk?p, LG. & D. schaap, G. schaf, OHG. sc[=a]f, Skr. ch[=a]ga. [root]295. Cf. {Sheepherd}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus {Ovis},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sheep bot — Sheep Sheep, n. sing. & pl. [OE. shep, scheep, AS. sc?p, sce[ a]p; akin to OFries. sk?p, LG. & D. schaap, G. schaf, OHG. sc[=a]f, Skr. ch[=a]ga. [root]295. Cf. {Sheepherd}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sheep dog — Sheep Sheep, n. sing. & pl. [OE. shep, scheep, AS. sc?p, sce[ a]p; akin to OFries. sk?p, LG. & D. schaap, G. schaf, OHG. sc[=a]f, Skr. ch[=a]ga. [root]295. Cf. {Sheepherd}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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