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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 and Etymology 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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