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coreopsis

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

1745–55; < New 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

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • She was snipping Coreopsis for the dinner table, but she did it absently, and Jerome noted the heaviness of her eyes.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for coreopsis

coreopsis

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
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Word Origin

C18: from New Latin, from Greek koris bedbug + -opsis; so called from the appearance of the seed
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