Definition of Genus Oxalis

1. Noun. Type genus of the Oxalidaceae; large genus of plants having leaves that resemble clover and variously colored flowers usually clustered in umbels.

Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Oxalidaceae, Oxalidaceae, Wood-sorrel Family
Member holonyms: Oxalis, Sorrel, Wood Sorrel

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Oxalis

genus Oryzopsis
genus Osmanthus
genus Osmerus
genus Osmunda
genus Ostrea
genus Ostrya
genus Ostryopsis
genus Otaria
genus Othonna
genus Otis
genus Otus
genus Ouranopithecus
genus Ovalipes
genus Ovibos
genus Ovis
genus Oxalis (current term)
genus Oxandra
genus Oxybelis
genus Oxydendrum
genus Oxylebius
genus Oxytropis
genus Oxyura
genus Oxyuranus
genus Ozonium
genus Ozothamnus
genus Pachycephala
genus Pachyrhizus
genus Pachysandra
genus Packera
genus Padda

Literary usage of Genus Oxalis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"The genus Oxalis comprises a great number of species ; some of -which are shrubby and some herbaceous, many having tuberous roots, but some being annual, ..."

2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1901)
"Contains about 7 genera and 270 species, 250 of which are comprised in the single genus Oxalis. They are herbs of variable habit, or in a few instances ..."

3. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"genus Oxalis OXALIS (Greek, oxys, sharp ; all the species having acid juices). A genus comprising about two hundred and twenty species of herbs and (a few) ..."

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