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coreopsis

Line breaks: core|op¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒrɪˈɒpsɪs
 
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Definition of coreopsis in English:

noun (plural coreopses)

A plant of the daisy family, which is cultivated for its rayed, typically yellow, flowers. Also called tickseed.
  • Genus Coreopsis, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • Goldfinches also feed on the seed of goldenrod, coreopsis, cosmos, zinnias, dandelions and other weedy plants.
  • If perennials like agapanthus, candytuft, coreopsis, daylilies, and penstemon are overgrown or not flowering well, it's time to dig and divide them.
  • Common examples of perennial flowers are purple coneflower, lance-leaf coreopsis, dame's rocket and daisy.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek koris 'bug' + opsis 'appearance' (because of the shape of the seed).

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