Definition of Compositae

1. Noun. Plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia.

Exact synonyms: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Campanulales, Order Campanulales
Member holonyms: Composite, Composite Plant, Compass Flower, Compass Plant, 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, Sage Brush, Sagebrush, 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, Genus Gerbera, Gerbera, Genus Gerea, Gerea, Genus Gnaphalium, Gnaphalium, Genus Grindelia, Grindelia, Genus Gutierrezia, Gutierrezia, Genus Gynura, Gynura, Genus Haastia, Haastia, Genus Haplopappus, Haplopappus, Genus Hazardia, Hazardia, Genus Helenium, Helenium, Genus Helianthus, Genus Helichrysum, Helichrysum, Genus Heliopsis, Genus Helipterum, Helipterum, Genus Heterotheca, Heterotheca, Genus Hieracium, Hieracium, Genus Homogyne, Homogyne, Genus Hulsea, Hulsea, Genus Hyalosperma, Hyalosperma, Genus Hypochaeris, Genus Hypochoeris, Hypochaeris, Hypochoeris, Genus Inula, Genus Iva, Genus Krigia, Genus Lactuca, Lactuca, Genus Lagenophera, Lagenophera, Genus Lasthenia, Lasthenia, Genus Layia, Layia, Genus Leontodon, Leontodon, Genus Leontopodium, Leontopodium, Genus Leucanthemum, Leucanthemum, Genus Leucogenes, Leucogenes, Genus Liatris, Liatris, Genus Ligularia, Ligularia, Genus Lindheimera, Lindheimera, Genus Lonas, Lonas, Genus Machaeranthera, Machaeranthera, Genus Madia, Madia, Genus Matricaria, Matricaria, Genus Melampodium, Melampodium, Genus Mikania, Mikania, Genus Mutisia, Genus Nabalus, Nabalus, Genus Olearia, Olearia, Genus Onopordon, Genus Onopordum, Onopordon, Onopordum, Genus Othonna, Genus Ozothamnus, Ozothamnus, Genus Packera, Packera, Genus Parthenium, Parthenium, Genus Pericallis, Pericallis, Genus Petasites, Petasites, Genus Picris, Picris, Genus Pilosella, Pilosella, Genus Piqueria, Piqueria, Genus Prenanthes, Prenanthes, Genus Pteropogon, Genus Pulicaria, Pulicaria, Genus Pyrethrum, Pyrethrum, Genus Raoulia, Raoulia, Genus Ratibida, Ratibida, Genus Rhodanthe, Genus Rudbeckia, Rudbeckia, Genus Santolina, Santolina, Genus Sanvitalia, Sanvitalia, Genus Saussurea, Saussurea, Genus Scolymus, Scolymus, Genus Senecio, Senecio, Genus Scorzonera, Genus Sericocarpus, Sericocarpus, Genus Seriphidium, Seriphidium, Genus Serratula, Serratula, Genus Silphium, Silphium, Genus Silybum, Silybum, Genus Solidago, Solidago, Genus Sonchus, Sonchus, Genus Stenotus, Stenotus, Genus Stevia, Genus Stokesia, Stokesia, Genus Tagetes, Tageteste, Genus Tanacetum, Tanacetum, Genus Taraxacum, Taraxacum, Genus Tetraneuris, Tetraneuris, Genus Tithonia, Genus Townsendia, Townsendia, Genus Tragopogon, Tragopogon, Genus Trilisa, Trilisa, Genus Tripleurospermum, Tripleurospermum, Genus Tussilago, Tussilago, Genus Ursinia, Genus Verbesina, Verbesina, Actinomeris, Genus Actinomeris, Genus Vernonia, Genus Wyethia, Genus Xanthium, Xanthium, Genus Xeranthemum, Genus Zinnia

Lexicographical Neighbors of Compositae

Community Chest card
Community Chest cards
Community language
Comolli's sign
Comoro Islands
Composite order
Compton effect
Compton scattering
Comptonia asplenifolia
Comptonia peregrina
Comptroller General
Comptroller of the Currency
Comstock's mealybug
Comstock mealybug

Literary usage of Compositae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton (1800)
"... the trap of lust, and sure token, as an Ivy-bush is to a Tavern. Quod tibi compositae nee sine lege comae: Quod ..."

2. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1900)
"... Simplices and compositae A. O vi positi on, Fertilisation and Egg-envelopes. The eggs of most of the solitary Ascidians, soon after passing from the ..."

3. The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits by Mary Elizabeth Parsons (1906)
"Eriophyllum arachnoideum, in compositae. Heads composed of ray-flowers only; large. ... Gnaphalium, in compositae. Flowers pure white, with dark centers or ..."

4. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1907)
"STUDY OF THE VARIATION OF THE NUMBER OF RAY FLOWERS OF CERTAIN compositae. BY WINFIELD DUDGEON. The study of the variation of the ray flowers of Rudbeckia ..."

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