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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Compositae \Com*pos"i*t[ae]\, 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. [1913 Webster]