wood sorrel

noun

Definition of wood sorrel

  1. :  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

First Known Use of wood sorrel

13th century


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