An example of cosmos is the belief that everything in the universe is connected.
- the universe considered as a harmonious and orderly system
- Rare harmony; order
- any complete and orderly system
- pl. cos′mos any of a genus (Cosmos) of tropical American plants of the composite family, with featherlike leaves and heads of white, pink, or purple flowers
Origin of cosmosMiddle English from Classical Greek kosmos, universe, harmony
- The universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious whole.
- An ordered, harmonious whole.
- Harmony and order as distinct from chaos.
- pl. cos·mos·es, or cosmos Any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos in the composite family, having radiate flower heads of variously colored flowers and opposite pinnate leaves, especially C. bipinnatus and C. sulphureus, widely cultivated as garden annuals.
Origin of cosmosMiddle English from Greek kosmos order
(countable and uncountable, plural cosmoses or cosmoi)
From Ancient Greek κόσμος (kosmos, “world, universe”).
- plural form of cosmo
Abbreviation of cosmopolitan
From Ancient Greek κόσμος (kosmos, “order”). Named by botanist Antonio José Cavanilles (1745-1804).