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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sor·rel /ˈsɔrəl, ˈsɑr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sor·rel a.  Of a yellowish or redish brown color; as, a sorrel horse.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sor·rel n. A yellowish or redish brown color.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sor·rel, n.  Bot. One of various plants having a sour juice; especially, a plant of the genus Rumex, as Rumex Acetosa, Rumex Acetosella, etc.
 Mountain sorrel. Bot. See under Mountain.
 Red sorrel. Bot. (a) A malvaceous plant (Hibiscus Sabdariffa) whose acid calyxes and capsules are used in the West Indies for making tarts and acid drinks. (b) A troublesome weed (Rumex Acetosella), also called sheep sorrel.
 Salt of sorrel Chem., binoxalate of potassa; -- so called because obtained from the juice of Rumex Acetosella, or Rumex Axetosa.
 Sorrel tree Bot., a small ericaceous tree (Oxydendrum arboreum) whose leaves resemble those of the peach and have a sour taste. It is common along the Alleghanies. Called also sourwood.
 Wood sorrel Bot., any plant of the genus Oxalis.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of a light brownish color [syn: brownish-orange]
      n 1: any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis [syn: oxalis, wood
      2: any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots,
         sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine [syn: dock,
          sour grass]
      3: 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 [syn: roselle, rozelle,
          red sorrel, Jamaica sorrel, Hibiscus sabdariffa]
      4: large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads
         and sauces [syn: common sorrel]
      5: a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color