Definition: Cosmos

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Etymology 1

From Latinized form of Ancient Greek κόσμος or kósmos (order, proper order of the world).


cosmos (countable and uncountable, plural cosmoses or cosmoi)

  1. The universe.
  2. An ordered, harmonious whole.

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Etymology 2

From the genus name Cosmos, from Ancient Greek κόσμος or kósmos (order). Named by botanist Antonio José Cavanilles (1745-1804).


cosmos (countable and uncountable, plural cosmos)

  1. Any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos having radiate heads of variously colored flowers and pinnate leaves.


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