What does oxalis mean?

Definitions for oxalisˈɒk sə lɪs, ɒkˈsæl ɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oxalis, sorrel, wood sorrel(noun)

    any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis


  1. oxalis(Noun)

    Any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Oxalis

  2. Origin: From the genus name Oxalis.


  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.]


  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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