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coreopsis

[ kawr-ee-op-sis, kohr- ]
/ ˌkɔr iˈɒp sɪs, ˌkoʊr- /
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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for coreopsis

coreopsis
/ (ˌkɒrɪˈɒpsɪs) /

noun
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 for coreopsis

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