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  • n. Alternative form of wood sorrel.


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  • The floor was made of soft low grass, mixed with moss and primroses; and in a niche of shelter moved the delicate wood-sorrel.

    Lorna Doone

  • Hereupon I grew so happy at being on dry land again, and come to look for Lorna, with pretty trees around me, that what did I do but fall asleep with the holly-stick in front of me, and my best coat sunk in a bed of moss, with water and wood-sorrel.

    Lorna Doone

  • Here were banks of earth and thicket, shadowy dells where the primrose grew, and the cuckoo-pint, and wood-sorrel, and perhaps in summer the glowworm breathed her mossy gleam under the blackberries.


  • The plains were ornamented by the flowers of a pink wood-sorrel, wild peas, oenotheræ, and geraniums; and the birds began to lay their eggs.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • Dorothy's recollection sounds initially like that of a natural historian: The hawthorns are black and green, the birches here and there greenish but there is yet more of purple to be seen on the twigs ... a few primroses by the roadside, wood-sorrel flower, the anemone, scentless violets, strawberries, and that starry yellow flower which Mrs.C. calls pile wort.

    The Loves of Plants and Animals: Romantic Science and the Pleasures of Nature

  • Though you may be choke-full of science, not one in twenty of you knows where to find the wood-sorrel, or bee-orchis, which grow in the next wood, or on the down three miles off, or what the bog-bean and wood-sage are good for.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays

  • White star-flowers and purple hepaticas nodded on their slender stems, while the crimson and white wood-sorrel fairly ran wild, creeping in and out through bush and brier, like a host of fairies in striped petticoats.

    Harper's Young People, January 13, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly

  • For variety sometimes in place of wine, you may use grapes stamped and strained, wood-sorrel, juyce of lemons, or juyce of oranges.

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • Take a good fleshy capon, take the flesh from the bones, or chop it in pieces very small, and not wash it; then put them in a rose still with slics of lemon-peel, wood-sorrel, or other herbs according to the _Physitians_ direction; being distilled, give it to the weak party to drink.

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • Sometimes for variety, in place of wine, use grape-verjuyce; if juyce of grapes a quart, juyce of lemons a pint, juyce of oranges a quart, juyce of wood-sorrel a quart, and juyce of quinces a quart.

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery


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