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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
1745-1755
1745-55; < Neo-Latin < Greek kore- (stem of kóris) bedbug + -opsis -opsis; so named from the shape of seed
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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

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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