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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Oxalidaceae — the wood sorrels.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of plants, mostly herbs, with acid-tasting trifoliolate or multifoliolate leaves; -- called also wood sorrel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of ornamental plants, type of the tribe Oxalideæ of the order Geraniaceæ.
  • n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis


From Latin oxălis ("garden sorrel"), from Ancient Greek ὀξαλίς (oxalis) (Wiktionary)


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