from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Becoming alkaline; slightly alkaline.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Slightly alkaline; having the properties of an alkali.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to the properties of an alkali; slightly alkaline.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Becoming or tending to become alkaline.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. tending to become alkaline; slightly alkaline
In Ireland Sorrel leaves are eaten with fish, and with other alkalescent foods.
It is less alkalescent than the flesh of any other animal, and its entire freedom from any irritating quality renders it a fit dish for the ailing, or those whose stomachs are naturally weak.