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coreopsis

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noun co·re·op·sis \ˌkȯr-ē-ˈäp-səs\

Definition of coreopsis

plural coreopsis

  1. :  any of a genus (Coreopsis) of widely cultivated composite herbs with showy often yellow flower heads and pinnately lobed or dissected leaves



Origin of coreopsis

New Latin, genus name, from Greek koris bedbug + New Latin -opsis; akin to Greek keirein to cut — more at shear


First Known Use: circa 1753


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