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flora

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noun flo·ra \ˈflȯr-ə\

Simple Definition of flora

  • biology : all the plants that live in a particular area, time, period, or environment

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flora

plural

floras

also

florae

play \ˈflȯr-ˌē, -ˌī\
  1. 1 :  a treatise on or list of the plants of an area or period

  2. 2 :  plant or bacterial life; especially :  such life characteristic of a region, period, or special environment <fossil flora> <intestinal flora> — compare fauna

Examples of flora in a sentence

  1. an amazing variety of coastal flora

  2. 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

flora

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noun flo·ra \ˈflȯr-ə\

Definition of flora for Students

  1. :  the plant life typical of a region, period, or special environment




Medical Dictionary

flora

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noun flo·ra \ˈflōr-ə, ˈflȯr-\

Medical Definition of flora

plural

floras

also

florae

\ˈflō(ə)r-ˌē, ˈflȯ(ə)r-, -ˌī\play play
  1. 1:  plant life; especially :  the plants characteristic of a region, period, or special environment <fossil flora>—compare fauna

  2. 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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