• WordNet 3.6
    • n Asteraceae plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • asteraceae Same as Compositœ.
    • asteraceae A family of dicotyledonous sympetalous plants, the aster family, usually included in the Compositæ, of which it constitutes the Tubulifloræ, except that the Ambrosiaceæ are now segregated. Called Carduaceæ by some authors. See Compositæ, Tubulifloræ, Cichoriaceæ, Ligulifloræ, and Ambrosiaceæ.
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Senetti is the brand for a completely new collection of pericallis hybrids, which were obtained by cross-breeding members of the compositae and asteracea families.
Pot marigold ( Calendula officinalis ) is in the family Asteraceae.