Definitions for Flora
ˈflɔr ə, ˈfloʊr ə; ˈflɔr i, ˈfloʊr iflo·ra
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Flora.
vegetation, flora, botanynoun
all the plant life in a particular region or period
"Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
plant, flora, plant lifenoun
(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.
the goddess of flowers, nature and spring; she is also the wife of Favonius and the mother of Karpos. She is the Roman counterpart of Chloris.
8 Flora, a main-belt asteroid.
A female given name from Latin.
What lovely names for girls there are! / There's Stella like the Evening Star, / And Sylvia like a rustling tree, / And Lola like a melody, / And Flora like a flowery morn,
A municipality of Norway.
A city in Illinois.
A resort in Suriname.
A municipality of the Philippines.
A town in Indiana; named for founder John Flora.
A town in Mississippi; named for early resident Flora Mann Jones.
A village in Norway.
Etymology: From Latin Flōra (Roman goddess of flowers).
Flora is all the plant life present in a particular region or time, generally the naturally occurring (indigenous) native plants. Sometimes bacteria and fungi are also referred to as flora, as in the terms gut flora or skin flora.
Flora refers to the plant life occurring in a particular region or time, generally the naturally occurring or indigenous plant life. It is also sometimes used to refer to a book or other work describing the plant species in an area or period.
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
Etymology: [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.
(Flo′ra), goddess of flowers and gardens, was wife of Zephyrus. She enjoyed perpetual youth. Her Grecian name was Chloris.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Flora is ranked #4523 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Flora surname appeared 7,837 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Flora.
89.7% or 7,030 total occurrences were White.
3% or 235 total occurrences were Asian.
2.8% or 226 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.8% or 222 total occurrences were Black.
1.3% or 103 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.2% or 21 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of Flora in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Flora in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Well, we've seen in our research that the honey bees actually add great flora of lactic acid bacteria in honey so the mead, when produced, is actually fermented by these lactic acid bacteria together with wild yeasts and the lactic acid bacteria can really kill off all the dangerous pathogens that are even resistant against antibiotics. So our thinking is that the mead, when you consume the mead, these (antibacterial substances in) lactic acid bacteria in the drink can actually be transferred to your blood and help you when you are infected with dangerous bacteria or promote health, preventing infections.
The veil was a huge part of the conversations that we had early on. We talked about what we wanted to do in terms of trying to embrace some of the royal connections in there, and a lot of the work that she's going to probably do in the future is going to be connected to the Commonwealth ... and I said 'wouldn't it be amazing if we took the 53 countries of the Commonwealth and embroidered a flower and some flora and fauna from each one of those and that they would go up the aisle, that journey up the aisle with you'.
Crude oil flowed throughout the reserve, causing serious damage ... to flora and fauna.
Along with our discoveries of the Kipunji, Matilda's horned viper and other reptiles and frogs, this new chameleon really seals the deal as regards the boundary of the Eastern Arcs, it is very clear now that the so-called Makambako Gap doesn't exist zoologically, and that the Southern Highlands is every bit as biodiverse and endemic-rich as all other Eastern Arc Mountains. With its own unique fauna and flora the region thus warrants as much protection as we can possibly afford it.
Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.
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- flóra, květenaCzech
- Flora, Pflanzenwelt, PflanzenreichGerman
- flaŭro, plantaroEsperanto
- flore intestinale, floreFrench
- flóra, gróðurríkiIcelandic
- 植物誌, 植物相Japanese
- floră microbială, floră intestinală, floră bacterială, florăRomanian
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