Coptis

noun
Cop·​tis | \ ˈkäptə̇s \

Definition of Coptis

: a genus of small herbs of the family Ranunculaceae that are found in the north temperate zone and have basal divided or compound leaves, a slender rootstock, and white flowers on a scape — see goldthread

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History and Etymology for Coptis

New Latin, irregular from Greek koptein to cut off; from the divided leaves

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“Coptis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coptis. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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