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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 of coreopsis
1745-1755
1745-55; < New Latin < Greek kore- (stem of kóris) bedbug + -opsis -opsis; so named from the shape of seed
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  • The coreopsis of our gardens they call the rosin-weed, and say that it forms excellent food for sheep.

    Greater Britain Charles Wentworth Dilke
  • coreopsis is pooty, too; that's down the other side of the corn.

    Hildegarde's Holiday Laura E. Richards
  • Involucre as in coreopsis, the inner connate to the middle, scarious-margined.

  • It is a relative of coreopsis and should also be cultivated in home gardens.

    Flowers of Mountain and Plain Edith S. Clements
  • She was snipping coreopsis for the dinner table, but she did it absently, and Jerome noted the heaviness of her eyes.

    Different Girls Various
  • Calliopsis (coreopsis), yellow with red or brown center; two feet; mid-July, until killed by frost.

    A Woman's Hardy Garden Helena Rutherfurd Ely
  • Cosmos is coming soon, dressed in her very feminine clothes, and the coreopsis has come on ahead.

  • Every one knows the coreopsis, which, by continual cutting, will give abundant bloom for three months.

    A Woman's Hardy Garden Helena Rutherfurd Ely
  • By the middle of July the calendulas, coreopsis and annual larkspur make a vivid display where the narcissus was before.

  • Blue Bonnet's coreopsis had been rearranged, and put in a charming brown basket.

    Blue Bonnet in Boston Caroline E. Jacobs
British Dictionary definitions for coreopsis

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
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