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sorrel 1

Syllabification: sor·rel
Pronunciation: /ˈsôrəl/

noun

A European plant of the dock family, with arrow-shaped leaves that are used in salads and cooking for their acidic flavor. See also wood sorrel.
  • Genus Rumex, family Polygonaceae: several species, including the English sorrel (R. acetosa) and the more slender-leaved French sorrel (R. scutatus)
Example sentences
  • Fagopyrum esculentum, a plant of the same family as rhubarb, sorrel, and dock, is grown for its seeds; these resemble those of cereals.
  • Vegetables were not cultivated, but came in the form of wild carrots, turnip and garlic, along with salad leaves such as sorrel, nettle and dock.
  • There is always room to include Italian and curly parsley, sorrel, salad burnet, mustard, chard, and kale greens.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French sorele, of Germanic origin; related to sour.

Words that rhyme with sorrel

amoral, Balmoral, coral, immoral, laurel, moral, quarrel, sorel

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sorrel 2 Syllabification: sor·rel
Pronunciation: /ˈsôrəl/

noun

1A horse with a light reddish-brown coat.
Example sentences
  • Like any event where you get a mixture of breeds, there were paints, sorrels, bays and palominos… almost anything you could want!
  • When Custer and staff returned he ordered the saddle taken off his brown horse and put on his favorite sorrel.
  • Both were riding horses, the villager on a fat grey pony and the nobleman on a lean sorrel.
1.1 [usually as modifier] A light reddish-brown color: a sorrel mare with four white socks
More example sentences
  • The chase had taken ten days, during which Cortez walked at least one hundred twenty miles and rode more than four hundred on brown and sorrel mares.
  • Aptly named Stylish And Foxie, the 9-year-old sorrel mare made quick work of the Senior Cutting for a 226 score and the World Championship.
  • He tipped his hat and accepted the reins of his sorrel mare from the stable boy.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French sorel, from sor 'yellowish', from a Germanic adjective meaning 'dry'.

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