What does sorrel mean?

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ˈsɔr əl, ˈsɒr-sor·rel

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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

  4. Origin: [F. surelle, fr. sur sour, fr. OHG. sr sour. See Sour.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sorrel

    sor′el, n. one of several species of the genus Rumex, allied to the dock, the leaves impregnated with oxalic acid—the Scotch Sourock. The Wood-sorrel belongs to the genus Oxalis. [O. Fr. sorel (Fr. surelle)—sur, sour; from Old High Ger. sūr (Ger. sauer), sour.]

  2. Sorrel

    sor′el, adj. of a reddish-brown colour.—n. a reddish-brown colour. [O. Fr. sor (Fr. saure), sorrel, from Low Ger. soor, dried, withered.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sorrel in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sorrel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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