variants or less commonly tidytips
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: an annual California composite herb (Layia platyglossa) having yellow-rayed flower heads often tipped with white

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Plant seeds for spring flowering annuals like sweet peas, along with flowering native annuals, including California poppies, elegant Clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata), Phacaelia, and tidy tips (Laia platyglossa). Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Nov. 2022 That year, California poppies blanketed parts of the Antelope Valley, and the Carrizo Plain National Monument was dotted in tidy tips and owl’s clover. Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2022 Plant wildflowers like Cleveland sage (a woody perennial) and tidy tips (Layia platyglossa). Thad Orr, Sunset Magazine, 10 Feb. 2020 Our favorite laundry room tidying tip: Swipe baskets and bins from other rooms to keep folded laundry and cleaning supplies neat and accessible. Nicole Saporita, Good Housekeeping, 16 Sep. 2019 Kondo speaks at the three day event that includes hours of tidying tips and client services. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, 4 Jan. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tidy tips was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Tidy tips.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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