follow Dictionary.com

8 Words That Are Older Than You Think

coreopsis

[kawr-ee-op-sis, kohr-] /ˌkɔr iˈɒp sɪs, ˌkoʊr-/
noun
1.
any composite plant of the genus Coreopsis, including familiar garden species having yellow, brownish, or yellow-and-red ray flowers.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Neo-Latin < Greek kore- (stem of kóris) bedbug + -opsis -opsis; so named from the shape of seed
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for coreopses'

coreopsis

/ˌkɒrɪˈɒpsɪs/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Coreopsis, of America and tropical Africa, cultivated for their yellow, brown, or yellow-and-red daisy-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites) Also called calliopsis Compare caryopsis
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Greek koris bedbug + -opsis; so called from the appearance of the seed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for coreopsis

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for coreopses

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for coreopses'