wood sorrel


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wood sorrel any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wood sorrel (Bot) a plant of the genus Oxalis (Oxalis Acetosella), having an acid taste. See Illust.a) of Shamrock.
    • Wood sorrel (Bot) any plant of the genus Oxalis.
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In literature:

The floor was made of soft low grass, mixed with moss and primroses; and in a niche of shelter moved the delicate wood-sorrel.
"Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor" by R. D. Blackmore
My young friend Ellen G. is going with me this evening to gather wood-sorrel.
"Our Village" by Mary Russell Mitford
Some members of the clan also bear blind flowers, which have been described in the account of the white wood-sorrel.
"Wild Flowers Worth Knowing" by Neltje Blanchan
Yellow wood-sorrel (oxalis) was here, of course, as it was everywhere.
"A Florida Sketch-Book" by Bradford Torrey
Deeper in the wood, we found great quantities of sorrel and other European plants.
"Journal of a Voyage from Okkak, on the Coast of Labrador, to Ungava Bay, Westward of Cape Chudleigh" by Benjamin Kohlmeister and George Kmoch
The floor was made of soft low grass, mixed with moss and primroses; and in a niche of shelter moved the delicate wood-sorrel.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
Silvia, for the wood-sorrel, will I hope be an acceptable change to my girl-readers.
"Proserpina, Volume 1" by John Ruskin
It looks like the wood sorrel.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Wood-sorrel is a hardy, perennial plant; growing naturally in woods, in cool and shaded situations.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Little Sorrel, maddened, dashed into the wood.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Here, also, grew hepatica, and wood sorrel.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
It is much rarer to find the wood-sorrel trefoil with a fourth leaflet than it is to find the clover trefoil so provided.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
Among the plants are wood-sorrel, bramble, nut, spiraea, and various other South European and North American genera.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
Three species of wild oxalis, or wood-sorrel, should not be overlooked.
"Harper's Young People, June 8, 1880" by Various
Here's dragon's-tongue and wood-sorrel.
"A History of the Cries of London" by Charles Hindley
She found one single wood-sorrel in flower, a last loiterer.
"In God's Way" by Björnstjerne Björnson
George and Lettie crushed the veined belles of wood-sorrel and broke the silken mosses.
"The White Peacock" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The noise of the old sorrel's flight died away down the white wood road, and for several minutes nothing stirred.
"Hoof and Claw" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The leaves of the Wood Sorrel are very pretty.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith
Now this flower which I have just plucked is the wood-sorrel.
"The Swan and Her Crew" by George Christopher Davies

In poetry:

Little daisies with snowy frills,
Courtly tulips and sweet jonquils,
Primrose and cowslip, friends well met
With white wood-sorrel and violet.
"The Champion" by Edith Nesbit
O'er the margin of the flood,
Pluck the daisy peeping;
Through the covert of the wood,
Hunt the sorrel creeping;
With the little celandine
Crown my love, my Valentine.
"The Valentine Wreath" by James Montgomery