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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Crude oil flowed throughout the reserve, causing serious damage ... to flora and fauna.
Our world has definitely not learned from past mistakes. Communities have disappeared by mismanagement and by rampant destructions of flora and fauna. “Short time vision” made us irretrievably step out of nature. (Why step out of nature )
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.
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.
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Translations for Flora
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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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