Definition of Oxalis

1. Noun. Any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis.




Definition of Oxalis

1. n. A genus of plants, mostly herbs, with acid-tasting trifoliolate or multifoliolate leaves; -- called also wood sorrel.

Definition of Oxalis

1. Noun. (gardening) Any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus ''Oxalis'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oxalis

1. a flowering plant [n -ALISES] : OXALIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Oxalis

1. A genus of plants,mostly herbs, with acid-tasting trifoliolate or multifoliolate leaves. Synonym: wood sorrel. Origin: L, a kind of sorrel, Gr, fr. Sharp,pungent, acid. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oxalis

oxalantin
oxalate
oxalate calculus
oxalated
oxalates
oxalating
oxaldehyde
oxaldehydes
oxalethyline
oxalic
oxalic acid
oxaline
oxalinic
oxalinic acid
oxaliplatin
oxalis (current term)
oxalises
oxalite
oxalites
oxalo
oxalo-
oxaloacetate
oxaloacetate tautomerase
oxaloacetate transacetase
oxaloacetates
oxaloacetic acid
oxalocrotonate
oxalocrotonic acid
oxalosis
oxalosuccinic acid

Literary usage of Oxalis

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1. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"oxalis stricta Linne.—Yellow Wood-Sorrel, Sheep-Sorrel. Description. ... This salt was formerly extracted from certain species of oxalis and was sold under ..."

2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (1901)
"ROOTING OF oxalis LEAVES. BY JOHN L. SHELDON. WHILE weeding a tray of seedling ferns last winter, I suppose that I broke off some of the leaves of a common ..."

3. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1815)
"Willd. Sp. PL 2. p. 797. Hort. Kew. cd. alt. 3. p. 128. oxalis ... of oxalis was communicated from the ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Its leaves all grow from the rootstock, a long leafstalk bearing three obovate leaflets, the scape a VIOLET WOOD BORREL (OxaliS single flower. ..."

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