Definitions of oxalis
  1. noun
    any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis
    synonyms: sorrel, wood sorrel
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    Oxalis acetosella, common wood sorrel, cuckoo bread, shamrock
    Eurasian plant with heart-shaped trifoliate leaves and white purple-veined flowers
    Bermuda buttercup, English-weed, Oxalis cernua, Oxalis pes-caprae
    South African bulbous wood sorrel with showy yellow flowers
    Oxalis corniculata, creeping oxalis, creeping wood sorrel
    creeping much-branched mat-forming weed; cosmopolitan
    Oxalis caprina, goat's foot, goatsfoot
    short-stemmed South African plant with bluish flowers
    Oxalis violacea, violet wood sorrel
    perennial herb of eastern North America with palmately compound leaves and usually rose-purple flowers
    Oxalis crenata, Oxalis tuberosa, oca, oka
    South American wood sorrel cultivated for its edible tubers
    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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