oxalis, sorrel, wood sorrel(noun)
any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis
Any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Oxalis
Origin: From the genus name Oxalis.
Oxalis is by far the largest genus in the wood-sorrel family Oxalidaceae: of the approximately 900 known species in the Oxalidaceae, 800 belong here. The genus occurs throughout most of the world, except for the polar areas; species diversity is particularly rich in tropical Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. Many of the species are known as wood sorrels as they have an acidic taste reminiscent of the unrelated sorrel proper. Some species are called yellow sorrels or pink sorrels after the color of their flowers instead. Other species are colloquially known as false shamrocks, and some called sourgrasses. For the genus as a whole, the term oxalises is also used.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
oks′a-lis, n. wood-sorrel: (bot.) a genus of plants having an acid taste.—adj. Oxal′ic, pertaining to or obtained from sorrel. [Gr.,—oxys, acid.]
The numerical value of oxalis in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of oxalis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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