sheep sorrel

sheep sorrel

noun
a slender weed, Rumex acetosella, of the buckwheat family, found in poor, dry soils, having arrow-shaped leaves with an acid taste.

Origin:
1570–80

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sheep sorrel or sheep's sorrel
 
n
a polygonaceous plant, Rumex acetosella, of the N hemisphere, having slightly bitter-tasting leaves and small reddish flowers
 
sheep's sorrel or sheep's sorrel
 
n

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