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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A horse of a brownish orange to light brown color; Large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and sauces; East Indian sparsely prickly annual herb or perennial subshrub widely cultivated for its fleshy calyxes used in tarts and jelly.

Usage examples (34)
  • The plant called sorrel is valued for its acidulous taste.
  • Raw sorrel, which is in season locally now, is so sour that it can be used only as an accent.
  • Last year’s sorrel is regrowing in the back yard, as slug-eaten as ever, but still lemony-sharp.
  • Next up was a grilled Alaskan salmon with what the menu describes as a sorrel jus with steamed leeks. for more
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