What does flora mean?

Definitions for flora
ˈflɔr ə, ˈfloʊr ə; ˈflɔr i, ˈfloʊr iflo·ra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vegetation, flora, botanynoun

    all the plant life in a particular region or period

    "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"

  2. plant, flora, plant lifenoun

    (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

Wiktionary

  1. floranoun

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

    Etymology: From Flora

  2. floranoun

    a book describing the plants of a country etc.

    Etymology: From Flora

  3. floranoun

    The microorganisms that inhabit some part of the body, such as intestinal flora

    Etymology: From Flora

  4. Floranoun

    The goddess of flowers, guardian of the flora, an equivalent of the Greek Chloris.

    Etymology: From Flora

  5. Floranoun

    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.

    Etymology: From Latin Flōra ( Roman goddess of flowers ) .

  6. Floranoun

    8 Flora, a main-belt asteroid.

    Etymology: From Latin Flōra ( Roman goddess of flowers ) .

  7. Floranoun

    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,

    Etymology: From Latin Flōra ( Roman goddess of flowers ) .

  8. Floranoun

    A surname.

    Etymology: From Latin Flōra ( Roman goddess of flowers ) .

  9. Floranoun

    A municipality of Norway.

    Etymology: From Latin Flōra ( Roman goddess of flowers ) .

  10. Floranoun

    A city in Illinois.

    Etymology: From Latin Flōra ( Roman goddess of flowers ) .

  11. Floranoun

    A resort in Suriname.

    Etymology: From Latin Flōra ( Roman goddess of flowers ) .

  12. Floranoun

    A municipality of the Philippines.

    Etymology: From Latin Flōra ( Roman goddess of flowers ) .

  13. Floranoun

    A town in Indiana; named for founder John Flora.

    Etymology: From Latin Flōra ( Roman goddess of flowers ) .

  14. Floranoun

    A town in Mississippi; named for early resident Flora Mann Jones.

    Etymology: From Latin Flōra ( Roman goddess of flowers ) .

  15. Floranoun

    A village in Norway.

    Etymology: From Latin Flōra ( Roman goddess of flowers ) .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Floranoun

    the goddess of flowers and spring

    Etymology: [L., the goddess of flowers, from flos, floris, flower. See Flower.]

  2. Floranoun

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Flora

    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

  1. Flora

    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

  1. Flora

    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.

Mythology

  1. Flora

    (Flo′ra), goddess of flowers and gardens, was wife of Zephyrus. She enjoyed perpetual youth. Her Grecian name was Chloris.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flora in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flora in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of flora in a Sentence

  1. Lund University researcher Tobias Olofsson:

    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.

  2. Kensington Palace:

    Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.

  3. Waight Keller:

    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'.

  4. Caleb Marshall Brown:

    The lack of horsetails, and rarity of cycads and conifers is surprising, given that these are very common in the surrounding flora, even within ferns, it looks like Borealopelta may have had a preference for certain types of ferns, while ignoring others.

  5. Environment Ministry official Guy Samet:

    Crude oil flowed throughout the reserve, causing serious damage ... to flora and fauna.

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