Definition for SOR'REL

SOR'REL, n.2 [Sax. sur, sour; Dan. syre, sorrel; W. suran.]

The popular name of certain species of Rumex, as Rumex acetosa, Rumex acetosella, &c., so named from its acid taste. The word sorrel is of the genus Oxalis. The Indian red and Indian white sorrels are of the genus Hibiscus.

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