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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



Origin and Etymology of flora

New Latin, from Latin Flora, Roman goddess of flowers, from Latin flor-, flos


First Known Use: 1777

Rhymes with flora


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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