American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A deciduous tree (Oxydendrum arboreum) of the eastern United States, having drooping terminal panicles of small, white, urn-shaped flowers. Also called sorrel tree.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Oxydendrum.
- n. A North American deciduous shrubby tree, of the genus Oxydendrum, having deep fissures in its bark, and sour tasting leaves
- n. An Australian tree, of the genus Hibiscus; the sorrel tree
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The sorrel tree.
- n. deciduous shrubby tree of eastern North America having deeply fissured bark and sprays of small fragrant white flowers and sour-tasting leaves
- So called from its sour-tasting leaves. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Beekeeper-the sourwood is my favorite is there more where that came from?????”
“Nor are those who have a "sweet tooth" forgotten, for on the west side of the French Broad river, where the sourwood is the thickest and the wild flowers most varied and luxuriant, an apiary has been placed.”
“The things they left out were trash trees like the sourwood, which is never going to be a straight, beautiful tree.”
“The sourwood honey crop is often affected by rain and gloomy weather.”
“The sourwood and blackberry are flavors new to me and likely the best I ever tasted.”
“He did tell me today the sourwood and blackberry is all gone but he still has a good supply of some of the other flavors.”
“I plan to take all the sourwood and blackberry he has left for immediate disposal.”
“Some of the people who think they've been buying sourwood all these years have actually been buying corn syrup, and they have no idea what they're missing," Ambrose said.”
“You can go to roadside stands throughout the western part of the state and they'll try to sell you Karo syrup and swear it's sourwood honey," said Charles Heatherly, a North Carolina beekeeper.”
“That is one of my favorite paths, there is a shady spot under the nearby sourwood tree where I can stand or sit and contemplate.”
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Tree names that end in -wood. Anything ending in -wood that only refers to the wood, eg. applewood, firewood, etc. shall not be planted in this garden.
Honey varieties of all sorts. These are "monofloral", meaning the predominant source of nectar was from a single plant species.
"Polyfloral" honey is derived from a variety of nectar ...
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