Definitions for vegetationˌvɛdʒ ɪˈteɪ ʃən

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  1. 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"

  2. vegetation(noun)

    the process of growth in plants

  3. vegetation(noun)

    an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)

  4. vegetation(noun)

    inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life

    "their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. vegetation(Noun)

    Plants collectively.

    There were large amounts of vegetation in the forest.

  2. Origin: From végétation.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Vegetation(noun)

    the act or process of vegetating, or growing as a plant does; vegetable growth

  2. Vegetation(noun)

    the sum of vegetable life; vegetables or plants in general; as, luxuriant vegetation

  3. Vegetation(noun)

    an exuberant morbid outgrowth upon any part, especially upon the valves of the heart

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. vgtation, L. vegetatio an enlivening. See Vegetable.]

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  1. Vegetation

    Vegetation is a very general term for the plant life; it refers to the ground cover provided by plants. It is a general term, without specific reference to particular taxa, life forms, structure, spatial extent, or any other specific botanical or geographic characteristics. It is broader than the term flora which refers exclusively to species composition. Perhaps the closest synonym is plant community, but vegetation can, and often does, refer to a wider range of spatial scales than that term does, including scales as large as the global. Primeval redwood forests, coastal mangrove stands, sphagnum bogs, desert soil crusts, roadside weed patches, wheat fields, cultivated gardens and lawns; all are encompassed by the term vegetation.

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  1. vegetation

    plants, plant life, foliage

    i saw a plant life in the spring

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    Rank popularity for the word 'vegetation' in Nouns Frequency: #2959


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