Compositae

noun
plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot family
Member Holonyms: ↑Campanulales, ↑order Campanulales
Member Meronyms:
composite, ↑composite plant, ↑compass plant, ↑compass flower, ↑everlasting, ↑everlasting flower, ↑genus Achillea, ↑Ageratina, ↑genus Ageratina, ↑genus Ageratum, ↑Amberboa, ↑genus Amberboa, ↑genus Ambrosia, ↑Ambrosiaceae, ↑family Ambrosiaceae, ↑genus Ammobium, ↑Anacyclus, ↑genus Anacyclus, ↑Anaphalis, ↑genus Anaphalis, ↑genus Andryala, ↑Antennaria, ↑genus Antennaria, ↑Anthemis, ↑genus Anthemis, ↑Antheropeas, ↑genus Antheropeas, ↑Arctium, ↑genus Arctium, ↑Arctotis, ↑genus Arctotis, ↑Argyranthemum, ↑genus Argyranthemum, ↑Argyroxiphium, ↑genus Argyroxiphium, ↑genus Arnica, ↑Arnoseris, ↑genus Arnoseris, ↑genus Artemisia, ↑wormwood, ↑sagebrush, ↑sage brush, ↑genus Aster, ↑genus Ayapana, ↑Baccharis, ↑genus Baccharis, ↑Balsamorhiza, ↑genus Balsamorhiza, ↑Bellis, ↑genus Bellis, ↑Bidens, ↑genus Bidens, ↑Boltonia, ↑genus Boltonia, ↑Brachycome, ↑genus Brachycome, ↑Brickellia, ↑genus Brickelia, ↑Buphthalmum, ↑genus Buphthalmum, ↑Cacalia, ↑genus Cacalia, ↑genus Calendula, ↑Callistephus, ↑genus Callistephus, ↑thistle, ↑Carduus, ↑genus Carduus, ↑Carlina, ↑genus Carlina, ↑Carthamus, ↑genus Carthamus, ↑genus Catananche, ↑Centaurea, ↑genus Centaurea, ↑Chamaemelum, ↑genus Chamaemelum, ↑genus Chaenactis, ↑genus Chrysanthemum, ↑chrysanthemum, ↑Chrysopsis, ↑genus Chrysopsis, ↑Chrysothamnus, ↑genus Chrysothamnus, ↑Cichorium, ↑genus Cichorium, ↑Cirsium, ↑genus Cirsium, ↑Cnicus, ↑genus Cnicus, ↑Conoclinium, ↑genus Conoclinium, ↑Conyza, ↑genus Conyza, ↑genus Coreopsis, ↑genus Cosmos, ↑Cotula, ↑genus Cotula, ↑Craspedia, ↑genus Craspedia, ↑Crepis, ↑genus Crepis, ↑Cynara, ↑genus Cynara, ↑genus Dahlia, ↑Delairea, ↑genus Delairea, ↑Dendranthema, ↑genus Dendranthema, ↑Dimorphotheca, ↑genus Dimorphotheca, ↑Doronicum, ↑genus Doronicum, ↑Echinacea, ↑genus Echinacea, ↑Echinops, ↑genus Echinops, ↑Elephantopus, ↑genus Elephantopus, ↑Emilia, ↑genus Emilia, ↑Encelia, ↑genus Encelia, ↑Enceliopsis, ↑genus Enceliopsis, ↑genus Engelmannia, ↑genus Erechtites, ↑Erigeron, ↑genus Erigeron, ↑Eriophyllum, ↑genus Eriophyllum, ↑Eupatorium, ↑genus Eupatorium, ↑Felicia, ↑genus Felicia, ↑genus Filago, ↑genus Gaillardia, ↑genus Gazania, ↑Gerbera, ↑genus Gerbera, ↑Gerea, ↑genus Gerea, ↑Gnaphalium, ↑genus Gnaphalium, ↑Grindelia, ↑genus Grindelia, ↑Gutierrezia, ↑genus Gutierrezia, ↑Gynura, ↑genus Gynura, ↑Haastia, ↑genus Haastia, ↑Haplopappus, ↑genus Haplopappus, ↑Hazardia, ↑genus Hazardia, ↑Helenium, ↑genus Helenium, ↑genus Helianthus, ↑Helichrysum, ↑genus Helichrysum, ↑genus Heliopsis, ↑Helipterum, ↑genus Helipterum, ↑Heterotheca, ↑genus Heterotheca, ↑Hieracium, ↑genus Hieracium, ↑Homogyne, ↑genus Homogyne, ↑Hulsea, ↑genus Hulsea, ↑Hyalosperma, ↑genus Hyalosperma, ↑Hypochaeris, ↑genus Hypochaeris, ↑Hypochoeris, ↑genus Hypochoeris, ↑genus Inula, ↑genus Iva, ↑genus Krigia, ↑Lactuca, ↑genus Lactuca, ↑Lagenophera, ↑genus Lagenophera, ↑Lasthenia, ↑genus Lasthenia, ↑Layia, ↑genus Layia, ↑Leontodon, ↑genus Leontodon, ↑Leontopodium, ↑genus Leontopodium, ↑Leucanthemum, ↑genus Leucanthemum, ↑Leucogenes, ↑genus Leucogenes, ↑Liatris, ↑genus Liatris, ↑Ligularia, ↑genus Ligularia, ↑Lindheimera, ↑genus Lindheimera, ↑Lonas, ↑genus Lonas, ↑Machaeranthera, ↑genus Machaeranthera, ↑Madia, ↑genus Madia, ↑Matricaria, ↑genus Matricaria, ↑Melampodium, ↑genus Melampodium, ↑Mikania, ↑genus Mikania, ↑genus Mutisia, ↑Nabalus, ↑genus Nabalus, ↑Olearia, ↑genus Olearia, ↑Onopordum, ↑genus Onopordum, ↑Onopordon, ↑genus Onopordon, ↑genus Othonna, ↑Ozothamnus, ↑genus Ozothamnus, ↑Packera, ↑genus Packera, ↑Parthenium, ↑genus Parthenium, ↑Pericallis, ↑genus Pericallis, ↑Petasites, ↑genus Petasites, ↑Picris, ↑genus Picris, ↑Pilosella, ↑genus Pilosella, ↑Piqueria, ↑genus Piqueria, ↑Prenanthes, ↑genus Prenanthes, ↑genus Pteropogon, ↑Pulicaria, ↑genus Pulicaria, ↑Pyrethrum, ↑genus Pyrethrum, ↑Raoulia, ↑genus Raoulia, ↑Ratibida, ↑genus Ratibida, ↑genus Rhodanthe, ↑Rudbeckia, ↑genus Rudbeckia, ↑Santolina, ↑genus Santolina, ↑Sanvitalia, ↑genus Sanvitalia, ↑Saussurea, ↑genus Saussurea, ↑Scolymus, ↑genus Scolymus, ↑Senecio, ↑genus Senecio, ↑genus Scorzonera, ↑Sericocarpus, ↑genus Sericocarpus, ↑Seriphidium, ↑genus Seriphidium, ↑Serratula, ↑genus Serratula, ↑Silphium, ↑genus Silphium, ↑Silybum, ↑genus Silybum, ↑Solidago, ↑genus Solidago, ↑Sonchus, ↑genus Sonchus, ↑Stenotus, ↑genus Stenotus, ↑genus Stevia, ↑Stokesia, ↑genus Stokesia, ↑Tageteste, ↑genus Tagetes, ↑Tanacetum, ↑genus Tanacetum, ↑Taraxacum, ↑genus Taraxacum, ↑Tetraneuris, ↑genus Tetraneuris, ↑genus Tithonia, ↑Townsendia, ↑genus Townsendia, ↑Tragopogon, ↑genus Tragopogon, ↑Trilisa, ↑genus Trilisa, ↑Tripleurospermum, ↑genus Tripleurospermum, ↑Tussilago, ↑genus Tussilago, ↑genus Ursinia, ↑Verbesina, ↑genus Verbesina, ↑Actinomeris, ↑genus Actinomeris, ↑genus Vernonia, ↑genus Wyethia, ↑Xanthium, ↑genus Xanthium, ↑genus Xeranthemum, ↑genus Zinnia

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\\kəmˈpäzəˌtē, käm-, -tī\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, feminine plural of compositus composite
1. : a very large family of herbs, shrubs, and trees (order Campanulales) considered to constitute the most highly evolved plants and characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers, each floret having a gamopetalous, ligulate, or tubular corolla and a calyx modified into a pappus (as in the dandelion, sunflower, aster, and ragweed)
2. in some classifications
a. : a superfamilial group that is coextensive with the family Compositae and is divided into the families Carduaceae, Cichoriaceae, and Ambrosiaceae

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