sheep sorrel

noun

Definition of sheep sorrel

: a small dock (Rumex acetosella) of acidic soils

First Known Use of sheep sorrel

1806, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sheep sorrel

Time Traveler for sheep sorrel

Time Traveler

The first known use of sheep sorrel was in 1806

See more words from the same year

Statistics for sheep sorrel

Cite this Entry

“Sheep sorrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheep%20sorrel. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

More from Merriam-Webster on sheep sorrel

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about sheep sorrel

Comments on sheep sorrel

What made you want to look up sheep sorrel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!