Coptis

noun

Cop·​tis
ˈkäptə̇s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 13 Jun. 2024.

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