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Definition of "coreopsis" [coreopsis]

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coreopsis" in a sentence
  • "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."