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pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Any of several western North American plants of the genus Layia of the composite family, having daisylike flower heads often with white-tipped yellow rays.


(Plants) a Californian herb with flowers resembling those of the daisy


(ˈtaɪ diˌtɪps)

n., pl. -tips.
(used with a sing. or pl. v.) a composite plant, Layia platyglossa, of California, having flower heads with bright yellow, white-tipped rays.
[1885–90, Amer.]
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Noun1.tidytips - California annual having flower heads with yellow rays tipped with whitetidytips - California annual having flower heads with yellow rays tipped with white
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Layia, Layia - genus of western United States annuals with showy yellow or white flowers
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