cre·​pis | \ ˈkrēpə̇s \

Definition of crepis

1 capitalized : a genus of herbs (family Compositae) with alternate or basal chiefly pinnatifid leaves and heads of yellow or orange colored flowers — see hawk's-beard
2 crepis plural : a plant of the genus Crepis

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History and Etymology for crepis

New Latin, from Latin, a plant, from Greek krēpis, literally, boot

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“Crepis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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