Coreopsis definition

kôrē-ŏpsĭs, kŏr-
Any of various plants of the genus Coreopsis in the composite family, chiefly of North America, having showy radiate flower heads with yellow or, rarely, purplish flowers.
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Any of a genus (Coreopsis) of plants of the composite family, having showy heads with yellow, crimson, or maroon ray flowers.
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(botany) Any of several composite herbs, of genus Coreopsis, typically with bright yellow flowers.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
coreopsis
Plural:
coreopses, coreopsises

Origin of coreopsis

  • New Latin Coreopsis genus name Greek koris bedbug sker-1 in Indo-European roots –opsis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin, from Ancient Greek κόρις (koris, “bedbug”) + New Latin -opsis (“resembling in appearnce”), from Ancient Greek ὄψις (opsis, “aspect", "appearance”)

    From Wiktionary