sorrel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sorel, noun & adjective, from Anglo-French, from sor red, auburn, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch soor dry, barren, Old English sēar dry — more at sere Date: 15th century 1. a sorrel-colored animal; especially a light bright chestnut horse often with white mane and tail — compare chestnut I,4, bay II,1 2. a brownish orange to light brown II. noun Etymology: Middle English sorel, from Anglo-French surele, from sur, siur sour, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sūr sour — more at sour Date: 15th century any of various plants or plant parts with sour juice: as a. any of various docks (as Rumex acetosa and R. acetosella); also the leaves used as a potherb b. wood sorrel

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sorrel — Ⅰ. sorrel [1] ► NOUN ▪ an edible plant of the dock family with arrow shaped leaves and a bitter flavour. ORIGIN Old French sorele; related to SOUR(Cf. ↑sourness). Ⅱ. sorrel [2] ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

  • Sorrel — Sor rel, a. [F. saur, saure, OF. sor, sore, probably of Teutonic origin; cf. D. zoor dry, LG. soor; the meaning probably coming from the color of dry leaves. See {Sear}, a., and cf. {Sorel}.] Of a yellowish or redish brown color; as, a sorrel… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sorrel — ist der Name: einer Pflanze, siehe Roselle (Pflanze) eines Pferdes, siehe Little Sorrel Siehe auch: Sorel Sorrell Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsk …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sorrel — sorrel1 [sôr′əl, sär′əl] n. [ME sorel < OFr surele < Frank * sur; akin to OHG sur, SOUR] 1. any of various short, coarse weeds (genus Rumex) of the buckwheat family, with sour, edible leaves: see DOCK3 2. WOOD SORREL sorrel2 [sôr′əl,… …   English World dictionary

  • Sorrel — Sor rel, n. A yellowish or redish brown color. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sorrel — f English: from the plant, so named in the Middle Ages from Old French surele, apparently a derivative of sur sour (of Germanic origin), alluding to the acid taste of its leaves. The spellings Sorrell and Sorell also occur; the rare Sorel is used …   First names dictionary

  • Sorrel — This article is about the common sorrel. For other uses of sorrel , see sorrel (disambiguation). Narrow leaved sorrel and variants redirect here. These terms may also refer to curled dock (R. crispus). Sorrel Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • sorrel — sorrel1 /sawr euhl, sor /, n. 1. light reddish brown. 2. a horse of this color, often with a light colored mane and tail. adj. 3. of the color sorrel. [1400 50; late ME < OF sorel, equiv. to sor brown ( < Gmc) + el dim. suffix; see ELLE] sorrel2… …   Universalium

  • sorrel — jamaikinė kinrožė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, pluoštinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Hibiscus sabdariffa), paplitęs atogrąžose. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai), gėrimai.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sorrel — valgomoji rūgštynė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūgtinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Rumex acetosa), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Rumex acetosa angl. garden sorrel;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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