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ˈɒk sə lɪs, ɒkˈsæl ɪsox·alis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oxalis, sorrel, wood sorrelnoun

    any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis

Wiktionary

  1. oxalisnoun

    Any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Oxalis

  2. Etymology: From the genus name Oxalis.

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  1. Oxalis

    Oxalis ( (American English) or (British English)) is a large genus of flowering plants in the wood-sorrel family Oxalidaceae, comprising over 550 species. 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 (sometimes written "woodsorrels" or "wood-sorrels") as they have an acidic taste reminiscent of the sorrel proper (Rumex acetosa), which is only distantly related. 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.

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  1. oxalis

    Oxalis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Oxalidaceae comprising about 570 species. The genus occurs worldwide, but most species are found in South and Central America. Oxalis plants are also known as wood sorrels or false shamrocks due to their clover-like leaves. Some species are cultivated as ornamental plants, while others are considered weeds.

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  1. 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

  1. Oxalis

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oxalis in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oxalis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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