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.

Nearby words

  1. corelli, marie,
  2. corelysis,
  3. coremaker,
  4. coremium,
  5. coreoplasty,
  6. corepraxy,
  7. corepressor,
  8. corequisite,
  9. corer,
  10. corespondent

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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