What does vegetation mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  1. vegetation(Noun)

    Plants collectively.

    There were large amounts of vegetation in the forest.

    Etymology: From végétation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vegetation(noun)

    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. Vegetation(noun)

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

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

  3. Vegetation(noun)

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    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. Peter James:

    We were surprised to see that there was a 12 percent lower rate of mortality, we know already that vegetation can help mitigate the effect of climate change. Our study suggests the potential co-benefit for health.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    If the nature of the person does not match with the character of the place, it seems that s/he is deported by destiny from the natural green beauty land looking like heaven to live in a barren or artificial vegetation region.

  3. Scott Davies:

    To verify that our urban sites were indeed urban, and our rural sites were rural, we used satellite images to measure the proportion of buildings, roads, and vegetation in the kilometer surrounding each site.

  4. Aidan Jacobson:

    It was basically a blur, brad Gobright screamed. I screamed. I went through some vegetation, and then all I remember is seeing Brad Gobright blue Gramicci shirt bounce over the edge.

  5. Missy Cummings:

    With unmanned or even manned aircraft, it’s difficult to do any sort of tracking through thick vegetation. even in the CIA the technology is just not there to see through heavy growth.

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