Origin of oxalisL, garden sorrel from Classical Greek from oxys, acid, sour: see oxy-
Any of numerous plants of the genus Oxalis, having cloverlike compound leaves usually with three leaflets and five-petaled, variously colored flowers. Also called sorrel . Also called wood sorrel .
Origin of oxalisLatin oxalis wood sorrel from Greek from oxus sour ; see ak- in Indo-European roots.
windowbox wood sorrelOxalis rubra
- (horticulture) Any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Oxalis
- common wood sorrel
From the genus name Oxalis.
From Latin oxÄƒlis (“garden sorrel"), from Ancient Greek á½€Î¾Î±Î»Î¯Ï‚ (oxalis)