from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
Oxalis comes from the Greek word oxis, meaning acid, which refers to the acidity of the leaves.
Oxalis is derived from the Greek word oxys, meaning sharp, describing the sour acidic juice of the plants.
I have lovely lemony wood sorrel (Oxalis montana) volunteering in the garden (yay for edible weeds!) and I just did a but of weeding and harvesting in the rain.
I thought it was bright and pretty, but Oxalis is a weed, so nobody agreed.
The neighbor's tiny front yard yellowed with Oxalis and the patch spread like a necklace around the border.
Wood Sorrel Oxalis: It grows in sun or shade and 70 percent of Easterners have it in their backyards.
I had to go back and revisit the first, the color and lighting of the Oxalis is just beautiful.
Oxalis becomes fan, oil on board with gold leaf, 2003, 23 x 18 cm
Also in the pot as a volunteer is a yellow wood sorrel, Oxalis stricta, which I leave alone because it's tasty and pretty.
Streamside herbaceous communities are typically lush with Pacific sword fern, deer fern (Blechnum spicant) and lady fern (Atherium filix-femina), and often include Oxalis (Oxalis oregona).