coreopses

coreopsis

[kawr-ee-op-sis, kohr-]
noun
any composite plant of the genus Coreopsis, including familiar garden species having yellow, brownish, or yellow-and-red ray flowers.

Origin:
1745–55; < Neo-Latin < Greek kore- (stem of kóris) bedbug + -opsis -opsis; so named from the shape of seed

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coreopsis (ˌkɒrɪˈɒpsɪs)
 
n
Compare caryopsis Also called: calliopsis 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)
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek koris bedbug + -opsis; so called from the appearance of the seed]

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