Coptis

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Noun1.Coptis - small genus of low perennial herbs having yellow rhizomes and white or yellow flowersCoptis - small genus of low perennial herbs having yellow rhizomes and white or yellow flowers
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
Coptis groenlandica, Coptis trifolia groenlandica, golden thread, goldthread - low-growing perennial of North America woodlands having trifoliate leaves and yellow rootstock and white flowers