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sorrel (adj.)

"reddish brown," especially of horses, mid-14c., from Old French sorel, from sor "yellowish-brown," probably from Frankish *saur "dry," or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *sauza- (source also of Middle Dutch soor "dry," Old High German soren "to become dry," Old English sear "withered, barren;" see sere). Perhaps a diminutive form in French.

sorrel (n.)

small perennial plant, late 14c., from Old French surele (12c., Modern French surelle), from sur "sour," from Frankish *sur or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *sura- "sour" (source also of Old High German, Old English sur "sour;" see sour (adj.)). So called for the taste of its leaves.

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Definitions of sorrel
1
sorrel (n.)
any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis;
Synonyms: oxalis / wood sorrel
sorrel (n.)
any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine;
Synonyms: dock / sour grass
sorrel (n.)
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;
Synonyms: roselle / rozelle / red sorrel / Jamaica sorrel / Hibiscus sabdariffa
sorrel (n.)
large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and sauces;
Synonyms: common sorrel
sorrel (n.)
a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color;
2
sorrel (adj.)
of a light brownish color;
Synonyms: brownish-orange
From wordnet.princeton.edu