[[t]ˈsɔr əl, ˈsɒr-[/t]] n.
1) light reddish brown
2) dch a horse of this color, often with a light-colored mane and tail
Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < OF sorel=sor brown (< Gmc) +-el dim. suffix; see -elle II
[[t]ˈsɔr əl, ˈsɒr-[/t]] n.
1) pln any of various plants belonging to the genus Rumex, of the buckwheat family, having edible acid leaves used in salads, sauces, etc
2) pln any of various wood sorrels with sour juice
Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < OF surele=sur sour (< Gmc; see sour) + -el dim. suffix; see -elle

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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