SOR'REL, a. Of a reddish color; as a sorel horse.
SOR'REL, n. A reddish color; a faint red.
SOR'REL, a. [Fr. saure, yellowish brown; saurer, to dry in the smoke; It. sauro.]
Of a reddish color; as, a sorrel horse.
A reddish color; a faint red.
SOR'REL, n.2 [Sax. sur, sour; Dan. syre, sorrel; W. suran.]
The popular name of certain species of Rumex, as Rumex acetosa, Rumex acetosella, &c., so named from its acid taste. The word sorrel is of the genus Oxalis. The Indian red and Indian white sorrels are of the genus Hibiscus.
- Of a yellowish or
redish brown color; as, a sorrel horse.
- A yellowish or
redish brown color.
- One of various plants having a sour juice;
especially, a plant of the genus Rumex, as Rumex
Acetosa, Rumex Acetosella, etc.