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Oxalis caprina


a short-stemmed South African plant with bluish flowers


plant noun (plants and fungi)




Oxalis caprina*
(* Oxalis caprina may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


goat's foot | goatsfoot | O. caprina [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)


Ipomoea pes-caprae [species] | Beach Morning Glory | Goat's Foot | Convolvulus pes-caprae [L., species] | Ipomoea biloba [Forssk., species]

a common pantropical creeping vine belonging to the family Convolvulaceae. It grows on the upper parts of beaches and endures salted air. It's one of the most common and most widely distributed salt tolerant plants and provides one of the best known ... (42 of 460 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Ipomoea pes-caprae

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Oxalis [plant genus]

genus of small herbaceous plants, in the family Oxalidaceae, comprising about 850 species, native primarily to southern Africa and tropical and South ... (22 of 285 words, 1 image)



Oxalis | Oxalis subg. Monoxalis [subtype] | Oxalis subg. Oxalis [subtype] | Oxalis subg. Thamnoxys [subtype] | Oxalis subg. Trifidus - subgenera [subtype]

A taxonomic genus within the family Oxalidaceae -- including most of the wood sorrels. (13 of 15 words)


Collins Dictionary:

wood sorrel | Oxalis acetosella [species]

a Eurasian planthaving trifoliate leaves, an underground creeping stem, and white purple-veined flowers: family "Oxalidaceae" (15 of 240 words, 2 usage examples)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

oxalis | wood sorrel

any species of the plant genus "Oxalis". Most of the cultivated kinds are tropical herbs used as window plants. The leaves are usually cloverlike and ... (25 of 149 words, pronunciation)



wood sorrel | oxalis [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 ... (24 of 71 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/wood sorrel

American Heritage Dictionary:

oxalis | wood sorrel

Any of numerous plants of the genus "Oxalis", having often cloverlike compound leaves with three leaflets and variously colored flowers that are ... (22 of 49 words, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

wood sorrel | oxalis

any of a genus (Oxalis, family Oxalidaceae) of creeping dicotyledonous plants (order Geraniales) with white, pink, red, or yellow, five-parted flowers ... (21 of 44 words)


Oxford Dictionary:

wood sorrel | Oxalis acetosella [species] | Oxalidaceae [family, member of]

a creeping Eurasian woodland plant, with clover-like leaves and pink or white flowers that are typically streaked with purple (19 of 43 words)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

sorrel [uncountable]

a plant with bitter leaves that people use for giving a fresh flavour to food (15 of 39 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

wood sorrel

any of numerous plants of the genus "Oxalis", especially "O. acetosella", of Eurasia, having heart-shaped, trifoliolate leaves and white, pink-veined ... (20 of 23 words)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a plant with acidic (containing acid) leaves which are used in cooking and salads (14 of 20 words, pronunciations)


Encarta Dictionary:

wood sorrel | wood sorrels [plural] | Oxalis [genus]

an herb with a creeping stem and heart-shaped leaves. Flowers: white, with colored veins. Genus Oxalis. (16 of 32 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861713920​/definition​.html  [offline]

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