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cosmos (kŏz´məs), any plant of the tropical American genus Cosmos of the family Asteraceae (aster family). C. bipinnatus, of Mexico, and others are cultivated in many varieties for their showy flowers in shades of red, yellow, and white. Cosmos is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteaceae.

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cosmos

cos·mos1 / ˈkäzməs; -ˌmōs; -ˌmäs/ • n. (the cosmos) the universe seen as a well-ordered whole. ∎  a system of thought. cos·mos2 • n. an ornamental plant (genus Cosmos) of the daisy family with single or double dahlialike flowers.

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