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

  • n. See oxalis.

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  • n. A white-flowered woodland plant, Oxalis acetosella.
  • n. Any of several other species of the genus Oxalis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any plant of the genus Oxalis.
  • n. a plant of the genus Oxalis (Oxalis Acetosella), having an acid taste. See Illust. (a) of Shamrock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the genus Oxalis.

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

  • n. any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis


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