family Compositae

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n family Compositae plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
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Usage

In literature:

He is even able to leave the family of the Compositae and to go gleaning more or less everywhere.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
The largest bush in the island (belonging to the family of Compositae) is scarcely so tall as our gorse.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
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In news:

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.
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