red sorrel


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n red sorrel 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Red sorrel (Bot) A malvaceous plant (Hibiscus Sabdariffa) whose acid calyxes and capsules are used in the West Indies for making tarts and acid drinks
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In literature:

For his personal use he took four horses of different colours: one white, one sorrel, one fallow red, and one black.
"Four Arthurian Romances" by Chretien DeTroyes
But is not the sorrel itself red, and the oxeyes white?
"Madam How and Lady Why or, First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children" by Charles Kingsley
On the window ledge was a jug of wild-flowers, big daisies, and red sorrel, and feathery, flowery grasses.
"The Railway Children" by E. Nesbit
I reckon I'm like the red-roan sorrel Ed Harris got for a pinto from old man Beasley.
"The Lions of the Lord" by Harry Leon Wilson
Of a sudden, straight into the air leaped the sorrel, reared and went backward in a flash of red.
"The Happy Family" by Bertha Muzzy Bower
The sorrel (Rumex acetosella) covers hundreds of acres with a sheet of red.
"Darwinism (1889)" by Alfred Russel Wallace
Once rooted it is as hard to eradicate as plantain and red sorrel.
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
You was a ridin' a gray pony and I was a ridin' a red mule, sorrel like.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
Here passed a youth wearing a beard made from the stiff, red bristles of the tail of a sorrel horse.
"Riders of the Silences" by John Frederick
He was a red sorrel with three white feet and legs and a flaxen mane and tail.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney

In poetry:

I have a gentil cock
comen he is of kind
his comb is of red sorrel
his tail is of inde
"I Have A Gentil Cock" by Anonymous British
Was it your fault, or mine.
The sudden quarrel.
That ends beneath the vine.
Red in red sorrel?
"The Brothers" by Ethel Clifford

Trailing knots of the vine,
And under the vine red sorrel,
Was it your fault, or mine,
The sudden quarrel ?
"The Brothers" by Ethel Clifford

In news:

Parsley,red vein sorrel and purple basil at the Flower Bin Longmont.