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coreopsis

[ kawr-ee-op-sis, kohr- ]

noun

  1. any composite plant of the genus Coreopsis, including familiar garden species having yellow, brownish, or yellow-and-red ray flowers.


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 calledcalliopsis Compare caryopsis


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Word History and Origins

Origin of coreopsis1

1745–55; < New Latin < Greek kore- (stem of kóris ) bedbug + -opsis -opsis; so named from the shape of seed
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Word History and Origins

Origin of coreopsis1

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

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

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

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 was free to join Solomon, and to gather a great bunch of the golden-hued coreopsis to adorn the lunch table.

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