ox·​al·​is äk-ˈsa-ləs How to pronounce oxalis (audio)

Examples of oxalis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Short of pulling out the oxalis, there aren’t any other options for your situation. oregonlive, 8 Nov. 2020 Spray just enough to thoroughly wet the foliage of the oxalis. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, 11 Nov. 2020 Selective herbicide products for broadleaf plants will kill both the oxalis and your brass buttons. oregonlive, 8 Nov. 2020 Some examples are sharp point fluvellin, velvetleaf, puncturevine, horseweed, western bittercress and oxalis. oregonlive, 11 Aug. 2020

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Word History


New Latin, genus name, from Latin, wood sorrel, from Greek, from oxys sharp — more at oxygen

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oxalis was circa 1706

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“Oxalis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxalis. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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