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sorrel,

name for several plants, particularly species of dock (see buckwheatbuckwheat,
common name for certain members of the Polygonaceae, a family of herbs and shrubs found chiefly in north temperate areas and having a characteristic pungent juice containing oxalic acid. Species native to the United States are most common in the West.
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or wood sorrel,
any species of the plant genus Oxalis. Most of the cultivated kinds are tropical herbs used as window plants. The leaves are usually cloverlike and respond to darkness with "sleep" movements by folding back their leaflets.
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sorrel

There are over 200 species of Rumex, which include the “docks” and buckwheat. One of the popular sorrells is sheep sorrel.

sorrel

indicates love and tenderness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
See: Love

sorrel

1. a light brown to brownish-orange colour
2. a horse of this colour

sorrel

1. any of several polygonaceous plants of the genus Rumex, esp R. acetosa, of Eurasia and North America, having acid-tasting leaves used in salads and sauces
2. short for wood sorrel