Flora

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Flora \Flo"ra\, noun [L., the goddess of flowers, from flos, floris, flower. See {Flower}.]

1. (Rom. Myth.) The goddess of flowers and spring.

2. (Bot.) 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

flora

noun

1: all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China" [syn: {vegetation}, {flora}, {botany}] [ant: {fauna}, {zoology}]

2: (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion [syn: {plant}, {flora}, {plant life}]


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