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[kawr-ee-op-sis, kohr-] /ˌkɔr iˈɒp sɪs, ˌkoʊr-/
any composite plant of the genus Coreopsis, including familiar garden species having yellow, brownish, or yellow-and-red ray flowers.
Origin of coreopsis
1745-55; < New Latin < Greek kore- (stem of kóris) bedbug + -opsis -opsis; so named from the shape of seed Unabridged
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Examples from the web for coreopsis
  • Collect mature blossoms of coreopsis, marigolds, and/or yellow zinnias.
  • Seeds of lance-leaf coreopsis are available from commercial suppliers.
  • Commonly occurring plants within this ecosystem include little blue stem, coreopsis, and wild lupine.
British Dictionary definitions for coreopsis


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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