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

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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 In the north, toss together smoked char, chanterelles, juniper berries and wood sorrel. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "In Sweden, a DIY dining adventure," 26 July 2019 There are many different types of weeds that can spoil a lush, green lawn: crabgrass, dandelions, white clover, quack grass, wood sorrel, bindweed, broad-leaf plantain, cinquefoil and creeping charley to name a few. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Rid of Lawn Weeds," 19 Apr. 2019 Combine wood sorrel leaves and stems with lime juice in a cocktail shaker; muddle. Kate Richards, Country Living, "Clover Whiskey Sour," 15 Mar. 2019 Tucker cooks a squirrel and wood sorrel roots with henbit and dandelion. New York Times, "A Novel of Kentucky Noir, So Humane It’s Bathed in Light," 23 May 2018 While foraging, Moreno scopes the area for edibles like wild sea asparagus and salty and citric wood sorrel, all ingredients the chef utilizes to reimagine food preparation. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "Where to Stay in Pichilemu, the Undiscovered Tulum of Chile," 30 Mar. 2018

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13th century, in the meaning defined above

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