co·​re·​op·​sis | \ ˌkȯr-ē-ˈäp-səs How to pronounce coreopsis (audio) \
plural coreopsis

Definition of coreopsis

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

Examples of coreopsis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the Santa Ynez River spilled out of a nearby estuary into coastal waters, Anna’s hummingbirds hovered over bright yellow giant coreopsis flowers. Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2022 Summer brings out the yellow hues with goldeneye, coreopsis, sunflowers and mullein, among the many blooms filling the park. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 24 Feb. 2022 There are orange echinacea, coreopsis, daylilies, gaillardia and others. Chris Mckeown, The Enquirer, 27 Jan. 2022 Cut and bag diseased perennial foliage such as mildewed phlox, but leave plants with seeds for birds such as sunflowers, rudbeckias, coreopsis, and asters standing through the winter., 7 Nov. 2021 In my landscape the horsemint follows the Indian blanket and coreopsis as the final flowers in the neighborhood wildflower mix. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 2 July 2021 And Eastern native threadleaf coreopsis now comes in an array of varieties with different colored flowers and more compact stems such as popular 'Moonbeam'. Lynn Coulter, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 June 2021 In addition to blooming in late spring, the coreopsis handles dry weather well and is a favorite nectar source for pollinators. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 11 June 2021 Seeds from your larkspur, blue curl, poppies, Indian blanket, coreopsis and other naturalized flowers can be collected for fall seeding when the pods turn brown. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 28 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of coreopsis

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coreopsis

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

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The first known use of coreopsis was circa 1753

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24 Mar 2022

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“Coreopsis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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