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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • coreopsis is pooty, too; that's down the other side of the corn.

    Hildegarde's Holiday Laura E. Richards
  • 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

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

    A Woman's Hardy Garden

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

    A Woman's Hardy Garden

    Helena Rutherfurd Ely
  • Involucre as in coreopsis, the inner connate to the middle, scarious-margined.

  • Cosmos is coming soon, dressed in her very feminine clothes, and the coreopsis has come on ahead.

  • 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
  • The coreopsis of our gardens they call the rosin-weed, and say that it forms excellent food for sheep.

    Greater Britain Charles Wentworth Dilke
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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