from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A plant of the genus Oxalis.
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- noun A white-flowered woodland
plant, Oxalis acetosella.
- noun Any of several other species of the genus
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- noun any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis
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chained_bear commented on the word wood sorrel
"High-protein soft curds could be smoked, salted or flavoured with berries, nuts, honey or herbs like wood sorrel, myrtle or mint. It was an ancient practice: the Beaker People of 1800 BC had used perforated clay bowls to drain the whey from curd to make hard, long-lasting cheeses."
--Kate Colquhoun, Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking (NY: Bloomsbury, 2007), 11
January 6, 2017