Definition of Flora

1. Noun. All the plant life in a particular region or period. "The botany of China"

Exact synonyms: Botany, Vegetation
Category relationships: Plant, Plant Life
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Group relationships: Biology, Biota
Specialized synonyms: Browse, Brush, Brushwood, Coppice, Copse, Thicket, Growth, Bush, Chaparral, Scrub, Stand, Forest, Wood, Woods, Shrubbery, Garden, Brier, Brier Patch, Brierpatch, Ground Cover, Groundcover
Examples of category: Cut, Mown, Uncut, Unmown, Sprouted, Dried-up, Sear, Sere, Shriveled, Shrivelled, Withered
Antonyms: Fauna
Derivative terms: Vegetate, Vegetational

2. Noun. (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion.
Exact synonyms: Plant, Plant Life
Generic synonyms: Being, Organism
Examples of category: Botanical Medicine, Herbal Therapy, Phytotherapy, Micro-organism, Microorganism, Parasite, Coca, Fugaciousness, Fugacity, Circulation, Botany, Vegetation, Squamule, Nitrification, Perennation, Photosynthesis, Alder Blight, Peroxidase, Tenderiser, Tenderizer, Propagate, Etiolate, Bruise, Cultivate, Domesticate, Naturalise, Naturalize, Tame, Accrete, Deaden, Girdle, Acid-loving, Alkaline-loving, Apocarpous, Syncarpous, Sedgy, Floccose, Hispid, Pappose, Carnivorous, Saprophytic, Insectivorous, Blanched, Etiolate, Etiolated, Tender, Dicotyledonous, Monocotyledonous, Evergreen, Deciduous, Campylotropous, Orthotropous, Anatropous, Inverted, Amphitropous, Epiphytotic, Amentaceous, Amentiferous, Half-hardy, Gregarious, Clustered, Ungregarious, Caespitose, Cespitose, Tufted, Leggy, Tall-growing, Endangered, Threatened
Specialized synonyms: Phytoplankton, Microflora, Crop, Endemic, Holophyte, Non-flowering Plant, Plantlet, Wilding, Ornamental, Pot Plant, Acrogen, Apomict, Aquatic, Cryptogam, Annual, Biennial, Perennial, Escape, Hygrophyte, Neophyte, Embryo, Monocarp, Monocarpic Plant, Monocarpous Plant, Sporophyte, Gametophyte, Houseplant, Garden Plant, Tracheophyte, Vascular Plant, Poisonous Plant, Aerophyte, Air Plant, Epiphyte, Epiphytic Plant, Rock Plant, Autophyte, Autophytic Plant, Autotroph, Autotrophic Organism, Myrmecophyte
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Terms within: Cap, Hood, Plant Part, Plant Structure
Group relationships: Kingdom Plantae, Plant Kingdom, Plantae
Derivative terms: Floral, Plant, Plantal, Plantlet

Definition of Flora

1. n. The goddess of flowers and spring.

Definition of Flora

1. Proper noun. (Roman god) The goddess of flowers, guardian of the flora, an equivalent of the Greek Chloris. ¹

2. Proper noun. ( female given name). ¹

3. Noun. plants considered as a group, especially those of a particular country, region, time, etc. ¹

4. Noun. a book describing the plants of a country etc. ¹

5. Noun. The microorganisms that inhabit some part of the body, such as ''intestinal flora'' ¹

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Definition of Flora

1. the plant life of a particular region [n -RAS or -RAE]

Medical Definition of Flora

1. Plant life. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flora

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flora (current term)
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Literary usage of Flora

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

1. Report (1904)
"Still the flora cannot be said to be in a state of transition. ... A few swamps may yet be ditched, but the flora has reached nearly its last possible ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1882)
"As far as known until now, the flora of Atañe, Groenland, is represented in ... The relation of the Atañe flora with that of the Dakota group is marked by ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1900)
"Samuel White, flora; discussion. Afternoon session, 1:30 o'clock. ... Music; invocation, Fred L. Thompson, flora: Fruit on the Farm. ..."

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