Examples of flora in a Sentence
an amazing variety of coastal flora
the floras of different coastal regions
Recent Examples of flora from the Web
But the value of the genetics of the world's flora goes beyond simply being impressed by the feat of evolution that led up to today.
At 325,240 acres, Denali State Park is about a third the size of Rhode Island, and the diversity of its flora and fauna are explained in several artistic panels at the center.
The mural showcases her bold, colorful depictions of flora and fauna as well as the minimal, geometric line work that has recently dominated Tanguay’s extensive and diverse portfolio.
The beaches, trees, flora and fauna are all significant but equally could be anywhere.
This reserve has high biodiversity value, hosting 20 percent of the total flora of the country, 54 percent of its mammals and 59 percent of its birds.
At the High Desert Museum, learn about the flora and fauna that thrive in the volcanic landscape.
The groups fear the center would destroy the park’s flora and fauna.
Many of them feature elaborate flora, fauna and landscapes, her signature motif.
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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: 1777See Words from the same year
FLORA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flora for English Language Learners
biology : all the plants that live in a particular area, time, period, or environment
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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