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 Definition: [n]  
 Synonyms: aster family, Asteraceae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae
 See Also: Ageratina, Amberboa, Ambrosiaceae, Anacyclus, Anaphalis, Antennaria, Anthemis, Antheropeas, Arctium, Arctotis, Argyranthemum, Argyroxiphium, Arnoseris, asterid dicot family, Baccharis, Balsamorhiza, Bellis, Bidens, Boltonia, Brachycome, Brickellia, Buphthalmum, Cacalia, Callistephus, Campanulales, Carduus, Carlina, Carthamus, Centaurea, Chamaemelum, compass flower, compass plant, composite, composite plant, everlasting, everlasting flower, family Ambrosiaceae, genus Achillea, genus Ageratina, genus Ageratum, genus Amberboa, genus Ambrosia, genus Ammobium, genus Anacyclus, genus Anaphalis, genus Andryala, genus Antennaria, genus Anthemis, genus Antheropeas, genus Arctium, genus Arctotis, genus Argyranthemum, genus Argyroxiphium, genus Arnica, genus Arnoseris, genus Artemisia, genus Aster, genus Ayapana, genus Baccharis, genus Balsamorhiza, genus Bellis, genus Bidens, genus Boltonia, genus Brachycome, genus Brickelia, genus Buphthalmum, genus Cacalia, genus Calendula, genus Callistephus, genus Carduus, genus Carlina, genus Carthamus, genus Catananche, genus Centaurea, genus Chaenactis, genus Chamaemelum, order Campanulales, sage brush, sagebrush, thistle, wormwood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.