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, 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)