Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

  • noun any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis

Etymologies

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

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