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  • (botany) a botanical name at the rank of family, with Asteraceae as the allowed alternate. A large family, the composites, over 1,000 genera: circumscription of the family is stable, but internal taxonomy is not.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

||Com*pos"i*tæ (?), 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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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