Simple Definition of flora
biology : all the plants that live in a particular area, time, period, or environment
Examples of flora in a sentence
an amazing variety of coastal flora
the floras of different coastal regions
Did You Know?
Flora means "flower" in Latin, and Flora was the Roman goddess of spring and flowering plants, especially wildflowers and plants not raised for food. She was shown as a beautiful young woman in a long, flowing dress with flowers in her hair, strewing flowers over the earth. English preserves her name in such words as floral, floret, and flourish. A region's flora may range from tiny violets to towering trees. The common phrase "flora and fauna" covers just about every visible living thing.
Origin and Etymology of flora
New Latin, from Latin Flora, Roman goddess of flowers, from Latin flor-, flos
First Known Use: 1777
FLORA Defined for Kids
Definition of flora for Students
: the plant life typical of a region, period, or special environment
Medical Definition of flora
florae\ˈflō(ə)r-ˌē, ˈflȯ(ə)r-, -ˌī\play play
1: plant life; especially : the plants characteristic of a region, period, or special environment <fossil flora>—compare fauna
2: the microorganisms (as bacteria or fungi) living in or on the body <the beneficial flora of the intestine> <potentially harmful skin flora>
floral\ˈflōr-əl, ˈflȯr-\play adjective
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