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wood sorrel

noun
1.
any of numerous plants of the genus Oxalis, especially O. acetosella, of Eurasia, having heart-shaped, trifoliolate leaves and white, pink-veined flowers.
Origin of wood sorrel
1515-1525
1515-25; translation of French sorrel de bois; replacing woodsour, so called from sour taste of the leaves
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  • Seeds of touch-me-not and wood sorrel are among the staple foods.
  • wood sorrel is a forest species and typically not found in aquatic habitats.
British Dictionary definitions for wood sorrel

wood sorrel

noun
1.
a Eurasian plant, Oxalis acetosella, having trifoliate leaves, an underground creeping stem, and white purple-veined flowers: family Oxalidaceae
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