composite plant

noun
considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
Syn: ↑composite
Derivationally related forms: ↑composite (for: ↑composite)
Hypernyms: ↑flower
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Compositae, ↑family Compositae, ↑Asteraceae, ↑family Asteraceae, ↑aster family

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