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oxalis

[ok-suh-lis, ok-sal-is] /ˈɒk sə lɪs, ɒkˈsæl ɪs/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Oxalis, comprising the wood sorrels.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin: garden sorrel, sour wine < Greek oxalís, derivative of oxýs sharp
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oxalis

/ˈɒksəlɪs; ɒkˈsælɪs/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Oxalis, having clover-like leaves which contain oxalic acid and white, pink, red, or yellow flowers: family Oxalidaceae See also wood sorrel
Word Origin
C18: via Latin from Greek: sorrel, sour wine, from oxus acid, sharp
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