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English adjective: sorrel

1. sorrel of a light brownish color



Antonymsachromatic, neutral

English noun: sorrel

1. sorrel (plant) any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis

Synonymsoxalis, wood sorrel

Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant

Narrower (hyponym)Bermuda buttercup, common wood sorrel, creeping oxalis, creeping wood sorrel, cuckoo bread, English-weed, goat's foot, goatsfoot, oca, oka, Oxalis acetosella, Oxalis caprina, Oxalis cernua, Oxalis corniculata, Oxalis crenata, Oxalis pes-caprae, Oxalis tuberosa, Oxalis violacea, shamrock, violet wood sorrel

Member meronymgenus Oxalis

2. sorrel (plant) any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine

Synonymsdock, sour grass

Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant

Narrower (hyponym)bitter dock, broad-leaved dock, French sorrel, garden sorrel, garden sorrel, Rumex acetosa, Rumex acetosella, Rumex obtusifolius, Rumex scutatus, sheep sorrel, sheep's sorrel, sour dock, yellow dock

Member meronymgenus Rumex, Rumex

3. sorrel (plant) East Indian sparsely prickly annual herb or perennial subshrub widely cultivated for its fleshy calyxes used in tarts and jelly and for its bast fiber

SynonymsHibiscus sabdariffa, Jamaica sorrel, red sorrel, roselle, rozelle

Broader (hypernym)hibiscus

4. sorrel (food) large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and sauces

Synonymscommon sorrel

Broader (hypernym)green, greens, leafy vegetable

Part meronymgarden sorrel, Rumex acetosa, sour dock

5. sorrel (animal) a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color

Broader (hypernym)Equus caballus, horse

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