1. [ adjective ] (color) of a light brownish color
Synonyms: brownish-orange
Related terms: chromatic
2. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and sauces
Synonyms: common_sorrel
Related terms: greens sour_dock
3. [ noun ] (botany) any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
Synonyms: sour_grass dock
Related terms: herb sheep_sorrel sour_dock bitter_dock French_sorrel Rumex
4. [ noun ] (botany) any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis
Synonyms: wood_sorrel oxalis
Related terms: herb Bermuda_buttercup oca creeping_oxalis goatsfoot violet_wood_sorrel common_wood_sorrel genus_Oxalis
5. [ noun ] (botany) 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: rozelle red_sorrel Jamaica_sorrel Hibiscus_sabdariffa roselle
Related terms: hibiscus
6. [ noun ] (zoology) a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color
Related terms: horse
Similar spelling:   Sorrell