wood sorrel

noun

Definition of wood sorrel

: any of a genus (Oxalis of the family Oxalidaceae, the wood-sorrel family) of herbs with acid sap, compound leaves, and regular flowers having five usually white, purple, or yellow petals especially : either of two stemless herbs (O. montana of North America and O. acetosella of Eurasia) with trifoliolate leaves

Examples of wood sorrel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shamrocks are members of the wood sorrel family of the genus Oxalis. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Shamrock plants might seem dead, but dormant period can be deceiving," 27 Feb. 2021 The greens typically called weeds that get ripped out of backyards make a delicious salad and can be a bold garnish — think of purslane, or wood sorrel. New York Times, "Sean Sherman’s 10 Essential Native American Recipes," 7 Nov. 2019 In the north, toss together smoked char, chanterelles, juniper berries and wood sorrel. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "Forest to table: An invitation to a DIY dining adventure in Sweden," 12 Aug. 2019 In the north, toss together smoked char, chanterelles, juniper berries and wood sorrel. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "Forest to table: An invitation to a DIY dining adventure in Sweden," 12 Aug. 2019 In the north, toss together smoked char, chanterelles, juniper berries and wood sorrel. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "Forest to table: An invitation to a DIY dining adventure in Sweden," 12 Aug. 2019 Home to Regan is beyond the reach of modern technology, tramping the loamy forest foraging for mushrooms, wood sorrel and tiny wild strawberries. Deborah Reid, Washington Post, "How acclaimed Chicago chef Iliana Regan found her bliss in the woods," 12 Aug. 2019 In the north, toss together smoked char, chanterelles, juniper berries and wood sorrel. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "Forest to table: An invitation to a DIY dining adventure in Sweden," 12 Aug. 2019 In the north, toss together smoked char, chanterelles, juniper berries and wood sorrel. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "Forest to table: An invitation to a DIY dining adventure in Sweden," 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of wood sorrel

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Wood sorrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20sorrel. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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