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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of numerous plants of the genus Oxalis, having cloverlike compound leaves usually with three leaflets and five-petaled, variously colored flowers.

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  • noun horticulture Any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Oxalis

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin oxalis, wood sorrel, from Greek, from oxus, sour; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

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From the genus name Oxalis.

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