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NOUN (5)

1. any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis;
[syn: oxalis, sorrel, wood sorrel]

2. any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine;
[syn: dock, sorrel, sour grass]

3. 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;
[syn: roselle, rozelle, sorrel, red sorrel, Jamaica sorrel, Hibiscus sabdariffa]

4. large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and sauces;
[syn: sorrel, common sorrel]

5. a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of a light brownish color;
[syn: sorrel, brownish-orange]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sorrel \Sor"rel\, a. [F. saur, saure, OF. sor, sore, probably of Teutonic origin; cf. D. zoor dry, LG. soor; the meaning probably coming from the color of dry leaves. See Sear, a., and cf. Sorel.] Of a yellowish or redish brown color; as, a sorrel horse. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sorrel \Sor"rel\, n. A yellowish or redish brown color. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sorrel \Sor"rel\, n. [F. surelle, fr. sur sour, fr. OHG. s?r sour. See Sour.] (Bot.) One of various plants having a sour juice; especially, a plant of the genus Rumex, as Rumex Acetosa, Rumex Acetosella, etc. [1913 Webster] Mountain sorrel. (Bot.) See under Mountain. Red sorrel. (Bot.) (a) A malvaceous plant (Hibiscus Sabdariffa) whose acid calyxes and capsules are used in the West Indies for making tarts and acid drinks. (b) A troublesome weed (Rumex Acetosella), also called sheep sorrel. Salt of sorrel (Chem.), binoxalate of potassa; -- so called because obtained from the juice of Rumex Acetosella, or Rumex Axetosa. Sorrel tree (Bot.), a small ericaceous tree (Oxydendrum arboreum) whose leaves resemble those of the peach and have a sour taste. It is common along the Alleghanies. Called also sourwood. Wood sorrel (Bot.), any plant of the genus Oxalis. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sorrel adj 1: of a light brownish color [syn: sorrel, brownish- orange] n 1: any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis [syn: oxalis, sorrel, wood sorrel] 2: any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine [syn: dock, sorrel, sour grass] 3: 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 [syn: roselle, rozelle, sorrel, red sorrel, Jamaica sorrel, Hibiscus sabdariffa] 4: large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and sauces [syn: sorrel, common sorrel] 5: a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

54 Moby Thesaurus words for "sorrel": bay, bayard, beige, brown, brownish, brownish-yellow, brunet, buckskin, calico pony, chestnut, chocolate, cinnamon, cocoa, cocoa-brown, coffee, coffee-brown, dapple-gray, drab, dun, dun-brown, dun-drab, ecru, fawn, fawn-colored, fuscous, gray, grege, grizzle, hazel, khaki, lurid, nut-brown, olive-brown, olive-drab, paint, painted pony, piebald, pinto, roan, seal, seal-brown, sepia, skewbald, snuff-colored, tan, taupe, tawny, toast, toast-brown, umber, umber-colored, walnut, walnut-brown, yellowish-brown