- 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.
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- Genus Rumex, family Polygonaceae: several species, including the English sorrel (R. acetosa) and the more slender-leaved French sorrel (R. scutatus)
- 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.
late Middle English: from Old French sorele, of Germanic origin; related to sour.
- 1A horse with a light reddish-brown coat.More 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 socksMore 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.
Middle English: from Old French sorel, from sor 'yellowish', from a Germanic adjective meaning 'dry'.