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sorrel

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noun sor·rel \ˈsȯr-əl, ˈsär-\

Definition of sorrel

  1. 1 :  a sorrel-colored animal; especially :  a light bright chestnut horse often with white mane and tail — compare 1chestnut 4, 2bay 1

  2. 2 :  a brownish orange to light brown



Origin of sorrel

Middle English sorel, noun & adjective, from Anglo-French, from sor red, auburn, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch soor dry, barren, Old English sēar dry — more at sere


First Known Use: 15th century

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sorrel

noun sor·rel

Definition of sorrel

  1. :  any of various plants or plant parts with sour juice: asa :  any of various docks (as Rumex acetosa and R. acetosella); also :  the leaves used as a potherbb :  wood sorrel



Origin of sorrel

Middle English sorel, from Anglo-French surele, from sur, siur sour, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sūr sour — more at sour


First Known Use: 15th century


SORREL Defined for Kids

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sorrel

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noun sor·rel \ˈsȯr-əl\

Definition of sorrel for Students

  1. 1 :  a light reddish brown horse often with a white mane and tail

  2. 2 :  a brownish orange to light brown




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sorrel

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noun sor·rel

Definition of sorrel for Students

  1. :  any of several plants with sour juice




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