Definition of Jamaica sorrel

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Hibiscus Sabdariffa, Red Sorrel, Roselle, Rozelle, Sorrel
Generic synonyms: Hibiscus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jamaica Sorrel

Jalen
Jalisco
Jam.
Jamaat ul-Fuqra
Jamahiriya
Jamaica
Jamaica Channel
Jamaica apple
Jamaica bayberry
Jamaica caper tree
Jamaica dogwood
Jamaica honeysuckle
Jamaica rum
Jamaica shorts
Jamaica sorrel
Jamaican
Jamaican Creole
Jamaican Maroon Spirit Possession Language
Jamaican capital
Jamaican cherry
Jamaican dollar
Jamaican vomiting sickness
Jamaicans
Jamal
Jamalpur District
Jambi
Jambos
Jamerican
Jamericans

Literary usage of Jamaica sorrel

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"... regions for the acid of the immature calices and involu- cels or bracteoles; known also as red sorrel and jamaica sorrel; it also yields a fiber. ..."

2. Fruit Recipes: A Manual of the Food Value of Fruits and Nine Hundred by Riley Maria Fletcher Berry (1907)
"... a large amount of nourishment and is considered of value medicinally for its demulcent properties. The Sorrel or Roselle Berry (jamaica sorrel: Hibiscus ..."

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