Definition of sorrel tree in English:

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sorrel tree

noun

Another term for sourwood.
Example sentences
  • He is particularly fond of the sorrel trees, whose leaves turn plum-purple.
  • I have never seen the sorrel tree growing wild in New England; it is found quite commonly in the rich woods of Pennsylvania, and is distributed westward as far as Indiana and central Tennessee.
  • The sorrel tree likes well-drained gravelly soils, and can tolerate dry conditions, but it dislikes pollution so is not considered a good tree for large urban settings.

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