sorrel

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a plant with a sour juice sometimes eaten as a salad. Varieties include the sheep sorrel and the wood sorrel.

Food

  • A hardy perennial plant, Rumex acetosa, with pointed oval, sour leaves used in salads, soups, etc., cooked with fish or used as a spinach-like vegetable. The variety grown in France is less acid than that which grows wild in the UK. The leaves may be blanched before final cooking to reduce the acidity.
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