Definition of sheep sorrel in English:

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sheep sorrel


A sorrel that is common on acid soils in north temperate regions.
  • Rumex acetosella, family Polygonaceae.
Example sentences
  • The original formula contained four herbs: burdock root, Indian rhubarb root, sheep sorrel and slippery elm.
  • Essiac herbal formula consists of equal parts burdock, slippery elm, sheep sorrel, and turkey rhubarb.
  • A keen botanical eye might also have picked out pepperweed, yellow woodsorrel, soapwort, horseweed, ironweed, black nightshade, sheep sorrel, curly dock, and small eyebane.

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Syllabification: sheep sor·rel

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