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 for oxalis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Oxalis \Ox"a*lis\, n. [L., a kind of sorrel, Gr. 'oxali`s, fr.
     'oxy`s sharp, pungent, acid.] (Bot.)
     A genus of plants, mostly herbs, with acid-tasting
     trifoliolate or multifoliolate leaves; -- called also wood
     sorrel.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  oxalis
      n 1: any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis [syn: oxalis,
           sorrel, wood sorrel]

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