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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various plants of the genus Coreopsis in the composite family, especially the North American species, having showy radiate flower heads with yellow or, rarely, purplish flowers. Also called tickseed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several composite herbs, of genus Coreopsis, typically with bright yellow flowers.


New Latin Coreopsis, genus name : Greek koris, bedbug; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots + -opsis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin, from Ancient Greek κόρις (koris, "bedbug") + New Latin -opsis ("resembling in appearnce"), from Ancient Greek ὄψις (opsis, "aspect", "appearance") (Wiktionary)



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