Sorrel meaning

sôrəl, sŏr-
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Any of several plants of the genus Rumex that have sour leaves, especially the Eurasian species R. acetosa, sometimes grown for its edible leaves, and R. acetosella, widely naturalized worldwide.
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A brownish orange to light brown.
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A sorrel-colored horse or other animal.
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Any of various short, coarse weeds (genus Rumex) of the buckwheat family, with sour, edible leaves.
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A light reddish-brown color.
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A horse or other animal of this color.
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Light reddish-brown.
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A kind of plant with acidic leaves, especially Rumex acetosa (common sorrel), sometimes used as a salad vegetable.
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A brown colour, with a tint of red.

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Of a brown colour, with a tint of red. (especially: a sorrel horse)
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Origin of sorrel

  • From Middle English sorel sorrel-colored from Old French from sor red-brown of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English sorel from Old French surele from sur sour of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English *sorel, from Old French *sorel, sorrel, surrel, from Old French sor (“yellowish-brown, reddish-brown"), probably from Old Frankish *saur (“dried"), from Proto-Germanic *sauzaz (“dry"), from Proto-Indo-European *saus- (“dry, parched"); equivalent to sore (“reddish-brown") +"Ž -el (diminutive suffix). Cognate with Middle Dutch soor (“dry"), Old High German sōrÄ“n (“to become dry"), and Old English sÄ“ar (“withered, barren"). See also sere.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English sorel, from Old French sorel, surele (“sorrel"), from Old French sur (“sour"), of Germanic origin, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *sÅ«raz (“sour"); equivalent to sour +"Ž -el (diminutive suffix). Compare Old English sÅ«re (“sorrel"), Icelandic súra (“sorrel"), Dutch zuring (“sorrel"). More at sour.

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