oxalis

[ok-suh-lis, ok-sal-is]
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noun

any plant of the genus Oxalis, comprising the wood sorrels.

Nearby words

  1. oxalate,
  2. oxalate calculus,
  3. oxalemia,
  4. oxalic,
  5. oxalic acid,
  6. oxaloacetic acid,
  7. oxalosis,
  8. oxalosuccinic acid,
  9. oxaluria,
  10. oxazepam

Origin of oxalis

1595–1605; < Latin: garden sorrel, sour wine < Greek oxalís, derivative of oxýs sharp

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British Dictionary definitions for oxalis

oxalis

noun

any plant of the genus Oxalis, having clover-like leaves which contain oxalic acid and white, pink, red, or yellow flowers: family OxalidaceaeSee also wood sorrel

Word Origin for oxalis

C18: via Latin from Greek: sorrel, sour wine, from oxus acid, sharp

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