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sorrel

noun sor·rel \ ˈsȯr-əl , ˈsär- \

Definition of sorrel

1 :a sorrel-colored animal; especially :a light bright chestnut horse often with a mane and tail of lighter color (such as flaxen) — compare 1chestnut 4, 2bay 1
2 :a brownish orange to light brown

Origin and Etymology 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


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sorrel

noun

Definition of sorrel

:any of various plants or plant parts with sour juice: such as
a :any of various docks (such as Rumex acetosa and R. acetosella); also :the leaves used as a potherb

Origin and Etymology 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


SORREL Defined for Kids

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sorrel

noun sor·rel \ ˈsȯr-əl \

Definition of sorrel for Students

1 :a light reddish brown horse often with a white mane and tail
2 :a brownish orange to light brown

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sorrel

noun

Definition of sorrel for Students

:any of several plants with sour juice


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