Definition of sourwood in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsaʊəwʊd


  • A North American tree of the heather family, which has acid-tasting leaves. Also called sorrel tree.
    • Oxydendrum arboreum, family Ericaceae
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    • Eighty new trees will be planted, Kousa dogwood, Eastern redbud, downy serviceberry, sourwood, Yoshino cherry, and tulip poplar among them.
    • I had gone to Hoyt to see a sourwood tree, which I was told I would find on the Wildwood Trail.
    • Associated species were pignut and mockernut, hickories, black gum, red maple, sassafras, sourwood, and white ash.

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