What does vegetation mean?

Definitions for vegetation
ˌvɛdʒ ɪˈteɪ ʃənveg·e·ta·tion

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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. vegetationnoun

    the process of growth in plants

  3. vegetationnoun

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

  4. vegetationnoun

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

    "their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation"


  1. vegetationnoun

    Plants collectively.

    There were large amounts of vegetation in the forest.

    Etymology: From végétation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vegetationnoun

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

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

  2. Vegetationnoun

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

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

  3. Vegetationnoun

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

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


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. vegetation

    A variety of plant material and matter.

    The local vegetation was so beautiful and we sat for an hour to absorb the view.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vegetation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vegetation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of vegetation in a Sentence

  1. Eric Hoffer:

    You dehumanize a man as much by returning him to nature - by making him one with rocks, vegetation, and animals - as by turning him into a machine. Both the natural and the mechanical are the opposite of that which is uniquely human. Nature is a self-made machine, more perfectly automated than any automated machine. To create something in the image of nature is to create a machine, and it was by learning the inner working of nature that man became a builder of machines. It is also obvious that when man domesticated animals and plants he acquired self-made machines for the production of food, power, and beauty.

  2. Peter Learpanai:

    These things are in their millions and will eat all the vegetation here. Our animals will not have anything to feed on, the government needs to get serious about fighting them.

  3. Tracey Curtis-Taylor:

    Seeing all the most iconic landscapes, geology, vegetation, just the best view in the world.

  4. Daniel Swain:

    That couple of degrees of [ average ] warming over decades... you don't notice it as much, but it's still there lurking in the background, sucking extra moisture out of the vegetation and the soil.

  5. Kama Simonds:

    Goats are a viable alternative tool for areas where time is not an issue, machinery is not an option, vegetation is thick and deep and/or worker safety may be an issue.

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