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 for sorrel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sorrel \Sor"rel\, a. [F. saur, saure, OF. sor, sore, probably of
     Teutonic origin; cf. D. zoor dry, LG. soor; the meaning
     probably coming from the color of dry leaves. See Sear, a.,
     and cf. Sorel.]
     Of a yellowish or redish brown color; as, a sorrel horse.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sorrel \Sor"rel\, n.
     A yellowish or redish brown color.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sorrel \Sor"rel\, n. [F. surelle, fr. sur sour, fr. OHG. s?r
     sour. See Sour.] (Bot.)
     One of various plants having a sour juice; especially, a
     plant of the genus Rumex, as Rumex Acetosa, Rumex
     Acetosella, etc.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Mountain sorrel. (Bot.) See under Mountain.
  
     Red sorrel. (Bot.)
     (a) A malvaceous plant ({Hibiscus Sabdariffa) whose acid
         calyxes and capsules are used in the West Indies for
         making tarts and acid drinks.
     (b) A troublesome weed ({Rumex Acetosella), also called
         sheep sorrel.
  
     Salt of sorrel (Chem.), binoxalate of potassa; -- so called
        because obtained from the juice of Rumex Acetosella, or
        Rumex Axetosa.
  
     Sorrel tree (Bot.), a small ericaceous tree ({Oxydendrum
        arboreum) whose leaves resemble those of the peach and
        have a sour taste. It is common along the Alleghanies.
        Called also sourwood.
  
     Wood sorrel (Bot.), any plant of the genus Oxalis.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sorrel
      adj 1: of a light brownish color [syn: sorrel, brownish-
             orange]
      n 1: any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis [syn: oxalis,
           sorrel, wood sorrel]
      2: any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots,
         sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine [syn:
         dock, sorrel, sour grass]
      3: East Indian sparsely prickly annual herb or perennial
         subshrub widely cultivated for its fleshy calyxes used in
         tarts and jelly and for its bast fiber [syn: roselle,
         rozelle, sorrel, red sorrel, Jamaica sorrel,
         Hibiscus sabdariffa]
      4: large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and
         sauces [syn: sorrel, common sorrel]
      5: a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "sorrel":
     bay, bayard, beige, brown, brownish, brownish-yellow, brunet,
     buckskin, calico pony, chestnut, chocolate, cinnamon, cocoa,
     cocoa-brown, coffee, coffee-brown, dapple-gray, drab, dun,
     dun-brown, dun-drab, ecru, fawn, fawn-colored, fuscous, gray,
     grege, grizzle, hazel, khaki, lurid, nut-brown, olive-brown,
     olive-drab, paint, painted pony, piebald, pinto, roan, seal,
     seal-brown, sepia, skewbald, snuff-colored, tan, taupe, tawny,
     toast, toast-brown, umber, umber-colored, walnut, walnut-brown,
     yellowish-brown
  
  

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