• WordNet 3.6
    • n coreopsis any of numerous plants of the genus Coreopsis having a profusion of showy usually yellow daisylike flowers over long periods; North and South America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Coreopsis (Bot) A genus of herbaceous composite plants, having the achenes two-horned and remotely resembling some insect; tickseed. Coreopsis tinctoria, of the Western plains, the commonest plant of the genus, has been used in dyeing.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. ko`ris bug + 'o`psis appearance


In literature:

The two front corners had coreopsis in them.
"Stories to Tell to Children" by Sara Cone Bryant
Cosmos is coming soon, dressed in her very feminine clothes, and the coreopsis has come on ahead.
"Vignettes Of San Francisco" by Almira Bailey
Coreopsis is easy to raise, and so is godetia.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
She was snipping Coreopsis for the dinner table, but she did it absently, and Jerome noted the heaviness of her eyes.
"Different Girls" by Various
Perennial Coreopsis, Guy C. Hawkins, Minneapolis, first premium, $1.50.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Coreopsis auriculata, 65, 68.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
COREOPSIS foliis verticillatis linearibus multifidis.
"The Botanical Magazine, Vol. V" by William Curtis
Coreopsis, persistence of, 448.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Blue Bonnet's coreopsis had been rearranged, and put in a charming brown basket.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
Coreopsis is pooty, too; that's down the other side of the corn.
"Hildegarde's Holiday" by Laura E. Richards
Well, then, snatch that heap of sunshine, that dazzling Coreopsis, and be off before the policeman turns into this path.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863" by Various
I have seen a flower-close of Daisies, another of Buttercups, one of Larkspur, one of Coreopsis.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
Involucre as in Coreopsis, the inner connate to the middle, scarious-margined.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray

In news:

The Terra Nova Nurseries team shares insights for growing coreopsis series with newer colors, sizes and uses.
Big Bang Coreopsis , 'Star Cluster' From Skagit Gardens.
A few sum­mer favorites stand out, like red roses, pur­ple cat­mint, and yel­low core­op­sis.
View full size The Oregonian Perennials such as coreopsis respond to deadheading with more flowers.
Big Bang Coreopsis, 'Star Cluster' From Skagit Gardens.
Three new introductions in the Coloropsis coreopsis series available from Skagit Gardens were among its highlights at Imagination Canyon.
'Salsa' coreopsis (left) and 'Jive' are two of the three new introductions in Skagit Gardens' Coloropsis series.
Yellow blooms of Coreopsis are dressing up roadsides this fall and Leavenworth's tickseed is one of a baker's dozen of this wildflower species that call Florida home.
Deer-resistant plants are the emphasis of the Garden Club of East Hampton's sale, including Full Moon coreopsis, or tickseed, left, and Purple Haze agastache.