kosmos, noun

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Afrikaans, EnglishShow more Afrikaans, adaptation of English cosmos.
The pink or white flowering annual, Cosmos bipinnatus of the Asteraceae, commonly called ‘cosmos’.
[1971 C. Claassen in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. III. 447Cosmos, Kosmos. Mieliepes (..Cosmos bipinnatus..)...Although it is a weed in South Africa, the fields covered by these colourful flowers are a beautiful sight in autumn.]
1988 W. Odendaal in Bunn & Taylor From S. Afr. 113I wandered and dashed and hid among the kosmos, and tall winter grass.
1990 Weekly Mail 4 May 23A small table with a large vase of ‘kosmos’ on top.
1991 H. Ault Informant, Port AlfredThe khaki-bush and dubbeltjies next to the rondavel will have to be skoffeled and the ground levelled...We’ll leave the kosmos as it’s quite pretty.
The pink or white flowering annual, Cosmos bipinnatus of the Asteraceae, commonly called ‘cosmos’.
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