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compositae


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compositae  \Com*pos"i*t[ae]\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  from  L.  compositus 
  made  up  of  parts  See  {Composite}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  large  family  of  dicotyledonous  plants,  having  their  flowers 
  arranged  in  dense  heads  of  many  small  florets  and  their 
  anthers  united  in  a  tube.  The  daisy,  dandelion,  and  asters, 
  are  examples. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Compositae 
  n  :  plants  with  heads  composed  of  many  florets:  aster;  daisy; 
  dandelion;  goldenrod;  marigold;  lettuces;  ragweed; 
  sunflower;  thistle;  zinnia  [syn:  {Compositae},  {family 
  Compositae},  {Asteraceae},  {family  Asteraceae},  {aster 
  family}] 




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