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 Why does wood sorrel appear so prominently in the title and the story? Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker, 14 Mar. 2022 According to Eater PDX, which broke the news, Morchella features a number of ingredients not commonly seen on restaurant menus, including wood sorrel, wild sumac, elderflowers and lots of mushrooms. Michael Russell, oregonlive, 7 Nov. 2021 Shamrocks are members of the wood sorrel family of the genus Oxalis. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 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, 7 Nov. 2019 In the north, toss together smoked char, chanterelles, juniper berries and wood sorrel. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, 12 Aug. 2019 In the north, toss together smoked char, chanterelles, juniper berries and wood sorrel. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, 12 Aug. 2019 In the north, toss together smoked char, chanterelles, juniper berries and wood sorrel. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, 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, 12 Aug. 2019 See More

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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 2 Jul. 2022.

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