from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a prerennial herb (Rumex Acetosella) growing naturally on poor, dry, gravelly soil. Its leaves have a pleasant acid taste like sorrel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant, Rumex Acetosella, a slender weed with hastate leaves of an acid taste, abounding in poor dry soils. Also field-sorrel. See cut under Rumex.
  • n. Species of Oxalis, more properly called wood-sorrel, especially O. Acetosella and O. violacea.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small plant having pleasantly acid-tasting arrow-shaped leaves; common in dry places


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