vegetation, flora, botany(noun)
all the plant life in a particular region or period
"Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
plant, flora, plant life(noun)
(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
plants considered as a group, especially those of a particular country, region, time, etc.
a book describing the plants of a country etc.
The microorganisms that inhabit some part of the body, such as intestinal flora
The goddess of flowers, guardian of the flora, an equivalent of the Greek Chloris.
Origin: From Flora
the goddess of flowers and spring
the complete system of vegetable species growing without cultivation in a given locality, region, or period; a list or description of, or treatise on, such plants
Origin: [L., the goddess of flowers, from flos, floris, flower. See Flower.]
Flora is the plant life occurring in a particular region or time, generally the naturally occurring or indigenous—native plant life. The corresponding term for animal life is fauna. Flora, fauna and other forms of life such as fungi are collectively referred to as biota. Bacterial organisms, algae, and other organisms are sometimes referred to as flora, so that for example the terms bacterial flora and plant flora are used separately.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
flō′ra, n. the collective plants or vegetable species of a region, country, or district: a work containing a descriptive enumeration of these.—adj. Flō′ral, pertaining to Flora or to flowers: (bot.) containing the flower.—adv. Flō′rally.—n. Floréal (flō-rā-al′), the 8th month of the French revolutionary calendar, April 20-May 20.—adj. Flō′reāted, decorated with floral ornament.—n. Flores′cence, a bursting into flower: (bot.) the time when plants flower.—adj. Flores′cent, bursting into flowers.—n. Flō′ret (bot.), the flowers of any small and closely crowded inflorescence which resembles at first sight a single flower—e.g. composites, teasels, grasses, &c.—adj. Flōricul′tural.—ns. Flō′riculture, the culture of flowers or plants; Flōricul′turist, a florist.—adj. Flor′id, bright in colour: flushed with red: containing flowers of rhetoric or lively figures: richly ornamental.—adv. Flor′idly.—n. Flor′idness.—adjs. Flōrif′erous, bearing or producing flowers; Flō′riform, flower-shaped.—ns. Flōrilē′gium, an anthology or collection of choice extracts; Flor′ist, a cultivator of flowers: one who writes an account of plants. [L. Flora, the goddess of flowers.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
goddess of the blossom of flowers and the spring, an early Roman divinity; had in the time of Numa a flamen (q. v.) to herself.
The numerical value of Flora in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Flora in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- květena, flóraCzech
- Flora, Pflanzenwelt, PflanzenreichGerman
- plantaro, flaŭroEsperanto
- flore, flore intestinaleFrench
- gróðurríki, flóraIcelandic
- 植物相, 植物誌Japanese
- floră, floră intestinală, floră microbială, floră bacterialăRomanian
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