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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The largest natural order of plants, including over 750 genera and 10,000 species, distributed all over the globe wherever vegetation is found, and divided equally between the old world and the new.
  • In zoology, a family of compound ascidians, corresponding to the family Botryllidœ; the Synascidiœ (which see).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia

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