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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cosmos  \Cos"mos\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  composite  plants  closely  related  to  {Bidens}, 
  usually  with  very  showy  flowers,  some  with  yellow,  others 
  with  red,  scarlet,  purple,  white,  or  lilac  rays.  They  are 
  natives  of  the  warmer  parts  of  America,  and  many  species  are 
  cultivated.  {Cosmos  bipinnatus}  and  {C.  diversifolius}  are 
  among  the  best-known  species;  {C.  caudatus},  of  the  West 
  Indies,  is  widely  naturalized. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cosmos  \Cos"mos\  (k[o^]z"m[o^]s),  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ko`smos 
  order  harmony,  the  world  (from  its  perfect  order  and 
  arrangement);  akin  to  Skr.  [,c]ad  to  distinguish  one's  self.] 
  1.  The  universe  or  universality  of  created  things  --  so 
  called  from  the  order  and  harmony  displayed  in  it 
 
  2.  The  theory  or  description  of  the  universe,  as  a  system 
  displaying  order  and  harmony.  --Humboldt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cosmos 
  n  1:  everything  that  exists  anywhere;  "they  study  the  evolution 
  of  the  universe";  "the  biggest  tree  in  existence"  [syn: 
  {universe},  {existence},  {nature},  {creation},  {world}, 
  {macrocosm}] 
  2:  the  whole  collection  of  existing  things  [syn:  {universe}] 
  3:  any  of  various  mostly  Mexican  herbs  of  the  genus  Cosmos 
  having  radiate  heads  of  variously  colored  flowers  and 
  pinnate  leaves;  popular  fall-blooming  annuals 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cosmos,  MN  (city,  FIPS  13420) 
  Location:  44.93587  N,  94.69737  W 
  Population  (1990):  610  (255  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  56228 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  COSMOS 
  COmputer  System  for  Mainframe  OperationS 
 
 




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