American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- New Latin, from Ancient Greek κόρις (koris, "bedbug") + New Latin -opsis ("resembling in appearnce"), from Ancient Greek ὄψις (opsis, "aspect", "appearance") (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“The snake-head, Chelone glabra, grew close to the shore, while a kind of coreopsis, turning its brazen face to the sun, full and rank, and a tall dull red flower, Eupatorium purpureum, or trumpet-weed, formed the rear rank of the fluvial array.”
“DTL such as coreopsis, cosmos, marigold and zinnia, which are all easy to grow from seed.”
“Soon the columbine will appear, followed by achillea, wild grasses, coreopsis, daisies, several colors of coneflowers and asters.”
“Examples that will do well in the Washington area are black-eyed Susans, purple coneflowers, butterfly weeds, goldenrods, coreopsis, wild and sulphur cosmos, gaillardias and cleome.”
“For now, the memorial includes a field of wild flowers, mainly golden coreopsis and Queen Anne's lace, and a 17-ton sandstone boulder marking the spot where the plane crashed at more than 500 miles per hour.”
“I have found many coreopsis to be difficult here, but Zagreb will grow anywhere, maybe you should give that one a try.”
“Hence, for PINK Knockout roses and catmints, tuck in a few coreopsis 'Moonbeam' directly between the roses and the catmints in an irregular manner.”
“And I cheated on the reds because I was out of coreopsis so they are not dyed by me.”
“Lance leafed coreopsis and mexican hat come to mind immediately.”
“It might be too short but I bought coreopsis midget seeds Coreopsis tinctoria that get about 10 inches tall last year.”
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