from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The sorrel tree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Oxydendrum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)