a slender weed, Rumex acetosella, of the buckwheat family, found in poor, dry soils, having arrow-shaped leaves with an acid taste.
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Origin of sheep sorrel
First recorded in 1570–80
Words nearby sheep sorrel
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British Dictionary definitions for sheep sorrel
a polygonaceous plant, Rumex acetosella, of the N hemisphere, having slightly bitter-tasting leaves and small reddish flowers
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