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A North American annual plant (Coreopsis tinctoria) in the composite family, widely cultivated for its showy flower heads with yellow rays and purple-red to brownish centers.
[New Latin : Greek kalli-, beautiful (from kallos, beauty) + Greek opsis, appearance; see -opsis.]
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(Plants) another name for coreopsis
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|Noun||1.||calliopsis - North American annual widely cultivated for its yellow flowers with purple-red to brownish centers; in some classifications placed in a subgenus Calliopsis|
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