Definitions for sorrelˈsɔr əl, ˈsɒr-

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word sorrel

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sor•relˈsɔr əl, ˈsɒr-(n.)

  1. light reddish brown.

  2. a horse of this color, often with a light-colored mane and tail.

    Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

Origin of sorrel:

1400–50; late ME < OF sorel=sor brown (< Gmc) +-el dim. suffix; see -elle

sor•relˈsɔr əl, ˈsɒr-(n.)

  1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Rumex, of the buckwheat family, having edible acid leaves used in salads, sauces, etc.

    Category: Plants

  2. any of various wood sorrels with sour juice.

    Category: Plants

Origin of sorrel:

1350–1400; ME < OF surele=sur sour (< Gmc; see sour ) + -el dim. suffix; see -elle

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oxalis, sorrel, wood sorrel(noun)

    any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis

  2. dock, sorrel, sour grass(noun)

    any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine

  3. roselle, rozelle, sorrel, red sorrel, Jamaica sorrel, Hibiscus sabdariffa(noun)

    East Indian sparsely prickly annual herb or perennial subshrub widely cultivated for its fleshy calyxes used in tarts and jelly and for its bast fiber

  4. sorrel, common sorrel(noun)

    large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and sauces

  5. sorrel(adj)

    a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color

  6. sorrel, brownish-orange(adj)

    of a light brownish color


  1. sorrel(Noun)

    A kind of plant with acidic leaves, especially Rumex acetosa, sometimes used as a salad vegetable.

  2. sorrel(Adjective)

    Of a brown colour, with a tint of red.

  3. Origin: From sorel, from sur, of origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sorrel(adj)

    of a yellowish or redish brown color; as, a sorrel horse

  2. Sorrel(noun)

    a yellowish or redish brown color

  3. Sorrel(noun)

    one of various plants having a sour juice; especially, a plant of the genus Rumex, as Rumex Acetosa, Rumex Acetosella, etc


  1. Sorrel

    Common sorrel or garden sorrel, often simply called sorrel, is a perennial herb that is cultivated as a garden herb or leaf vegetable. Other names for sorrel include spinach dock and narrow-leaved dock.


Find a translation for the sorrel definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these sorrel definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"sorrel." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for sorrel?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for sorrel: