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 for Compositae
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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

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