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cor·e·op·sis

 (kôr′ē-ŏp′sĭs, kŏr-)
n.
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. Also called tickseed.

[New Latin Coreopsis, genus name : Greek koris, bedbug; see sker- in Indo-European roots + -opsis.]

coreopsis

(ˌkɒrɪˈɒpsɪs)
n
(Plants) any plant of the genus Coreopsis, of America and tropical Africa, cultivated for their yellow, brown, or yellow-and-red daisy-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites). Also called: calliopsis Compare caryopsis
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek koris bedbug + -opsis; so called from the appearance of the seed]

co•re•op•sis

(ˌkɔr iˈɒp sɪs, ˌkoʊr-)

n., pl. -op•sis.
any composite plant of the genus Coreopsis, including varieties with ray flowers of yellow, brown, or yellow and red.
[1745–55; < New Latin, =kore-, taken as s. of Greek kóris bedbug + -opsis -opsis; so named from the shape of seed]
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Noun1.coreopsis - any of numerous plants of the genus Coreopsis having a profusion of showy usually yellow daisylike flowers over long periodscoreopsis - any of numerous plants of the genus Coreopsis having a profusion of showy usually yellow daisylike flowers over long periods; North and South America
genus Coreopsis - genus of American plants widely cultivated for their flowers
Coreopsis gigantea, giant coreopsis - large treelike shrub having feathery leaves and clusters of large yellow flower heads; coastal southern California
Coreopsis maritima, sea dahlia - stout herb with flowers one to a stalk; ornamental developed from a Mexican wildflower
calliopsis, Coreopsis tinctoria - North American annual widely cultivated for its yellow flowers with purple-red to brownish centers; in some classifications placed in a subgenus Calliopsis
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests