a North American tree, Oxydendrum arboreum, of the heath family, having leaves with an acid flavor and drooping clusters of white flowers.
- Also called sourwood.
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How to use sorrel tree in a sentence
They were the flowers of the sorrel-tree—the beautiful lyonia—the very sight of which sent a thrill of gladness through my heart.The Desert Home | Mayne Reid
It is called sorrel-tree, sour gum, and sour gum bush, on account of the acidity of the leaves when chewed.American Forest Trees | Henry H. Gibson
British Dictionary definitions for sorrel tree
a deciduous ericaceous tree, Oxydendrum arboreum, of E North America, having deeply fissured bark, sour-tasting leaves, and small white flowers: Also called: sourwood
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