sheep sorrel

noun

: a small dock (Rumex acetosella) of acidic soils

Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sheep sorrel was in 1806

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“Sheep sorrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheep%20sorrel. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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